50 U.S. Code § 1885 - Definitions
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In this subchapter:
The term “assistance” means the provision of, or the provision of access to, information (including communication contents, communications records, or other information relating to a customer or communication), facilities, or another form of assistance.
(3) Congressional intelligence committees
The term “congressional intelligence committees” means—
(5) Covered civil action
The term “covered civil action” means a civil action filed in a Federal or State court that—
(A) alleges that an electronic communication service provider furnished assistance to an element of the intelligence community; and
(6) Electronic communication service provider
The term “electronic communication service provider” means—
(B) a provider of electronic communication service, as that term is defined in section 2510 of title 18;
(D) any other communication service provider who has access to wire or electronic communications either as such communications are transmitted or as such communications are stored;
(E) a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, successor, or assignee of an entity described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D); or
(7) Intelligence community
The term “intelligence community” has the meaning given the term in section 3003(4) of this title.
The term “person” means—
(B) a landlord, custodian, or other person who may be authorized or required to furnish assistance pursuant to—
(i) an order of the court established under section 1803 (a) of this title directing such assistance;
The term “State” means any State, political subdivision of a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and any territory or possession of the United States, and includes any officer, public utility commission, or other body authorized to regulate an electronic communication service provider.