18 U.S. Code § 3124. Assistance in installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, referred to in subsec. (f), is title I of Pub. L. 103–414, Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4279, which is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 1001 et seq.) of chapter 9 of Title 47, Telecommunications. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1001 of Title 47 and Tables.
2018—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 115–141, § 104(3)(B)(i), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “No cause of action shall lie in any court against any provider of a wire or electronic communication service, its officers, employees, agents, or other specified persons for providing information, facilities, or assistance in accordance with a court order under this chapter or request pursuant to section 3125 of this title.”
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 115–141, § 104(3)(B)(ii), amended subsec. (e) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “A good faith reliance on a court order under this chapter, a request pursuant to section 3125 of this title, a legislative authorization, or a statutory authorization is a complete defense against any civil or criminal action brought under this chapter or any other law.”
2001—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–56, § 216(c)(6), inserted “or other facility” after “the appropriate line”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–56, § 216(c)(5), struck out “the terms of” before “a court order”.
1994—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 103–414 added subsec. (f).
1990—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–647 substituted “section 3123(b)” for “subsection 3123(b)”.
Section effective 90 days after Oct. 21, 1986, and, in case of conduct pursuant to court order or extension, applicable only with respect to court orders and extensions made after such date, with special rule for State authorizations of interceptions, see section 302 of Pub. L. 99–508, set out as a note under section 3121 of this title.