Wednesday, January 4, 2012

U.S. Court Upholds Telecom Immunity for Surveillance

From the article: "A U.S. appeals panel ...upheld the constitutionality of a federal law that grants immunity to telecommunications companies that assist the U.S. government in conducting surveillance of American citizens. However, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also revived a separate lawsuit against the government over its surveillance activities….That lawsuit claims the National Security Agency diverted Internet traffic into secure rooms in AT&T facilities across the country. The proposed class action alleges "an unprecedented suspicionless general search" throughout the communications network." Read more

See Also
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dec. 29, 2011