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Authority of National Telecommunications and Information Administration to Monitor Radio Communications

Headnotes: 

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) may monitor radio communications to the extent reasonably necessary to discharge its functions under 47 U.S.C. § 305(a) and 15 U.S.C. § 272(12) & (13).

Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1963 prohibits NTIA from aurally monitoring communications between a radio and a land-line telephone.

Updated July 9, 2014