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Department of Justice Announces New Disclosure Agreement With Tech Companies

rjmarvin (3001897) writes | about 6 months ago


rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Major tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo that until now were bound a gag order from saying anything about NSA data collection, can now publicly disclose the number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests they receive for customer data in a given year...eventually. The catch is that they have to wait two years after a new data request to reveal the information publicly to give law enforcement agencies the time to act. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made a joint statement with intelligence director James Clapper about the deal, and in response the tech companies have withdrawn their FISA lawsuits."

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