Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol Law and Legal Definition

Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a collection of standards that provides a common language for data transmission. It is a suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. The TCP/IP uses several protocols, and the two main ones are TCP and IP. The TCP standards inform the receiving computer what is in the data packet and the IP standard tells the computer where and how to send the packet.