Interception Law and Legal Definition

Interception refers to the aural or other acquisition of the contents of any wire, electronic, or oral communication through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other device. Lawful interception is obtaining communications network data from a lawful authority for the purpose of analysis or evidence. A communications network data consist of signalling or network management information. It also includes the content of communications. One of the fundamentals for legal interception is the interception of telecommunications by law enforcement agencies, regulatory or administrative agencies, and intelligence services.