Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Anonymous Companies Fighting National Security Letters Back Twitter’s NSL Battle

Via LH


EFF’s Clients’ Identities Must Remain Secret, But Still Speak Out About Unconstitutional Gag Orders
San Francisco – Two companies who must remain anonymous about their fight against secret government demands for information known as national security letters (NSLs) are backing Twitter’s lawsuit over its rights to publish information about NSLs it may have received. The companies—a telecom and an Internet company—are represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Twitter filed its suit in October, saying users deserved to know certain basic facts about NSLs that the government did or did not serve on the social media company. NSLs—issued by the federal government but not approved by a judge—almost always contain a gag order barring the companies from notifying their customers or the public that any demands have been made.

More @ End The Lie

No comments:

Post a Comment