Trap and Trace Device Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 USCS § 3127 [Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure Part ii. Criminal Procedure Chapter 206. Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices] 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.