FDA Lawyers Gave Email 'Spying' Green Light, Reports Say

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday defended the monitoring of its employees' emails to lawmakers as reports surfaced that the agency's own general counsel had signed off on the conduct, which has been the subject of a congressional investigation.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said his investigation uncovered a memo that showed the FDA's general counsel authorized “spying on these employees,” according to a Washington Post report.

A spokeswoman for the FDA said the agency is looking into...
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