Intelligence Law Glossary - Trap and Trace Device

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Trap and Trace Device

Statutory Law

18 U.S.C. § 3127(4) (Title 18—Chapter 206: Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices)

As used in this chapter [18 U.S.C. §§ 3121 et seq.]—
   (4) the term "trap and trace device" means a device or process which captures the incoming electronic or other impulses which identify the originating number or other dialing, routing, addressing, and signaling information reasonably likely to identify the source of a wire or electronic communication, provided, however, that such information shall not include the contents of any communication;