FBI Seeks To Fine Tech Cos. For Blocking Wiretap Orders

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The FBI said Monday that it was working with other government agencies to draft legislation that would reportedly impose fines on third-party service providers like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. for failing to provide law enforcement authorities with access to users' real-time online communications.

In an attempt to calm the FBI's well-documented fear that changes in technology are creating a gap between the agency's legal authority to intercept electronic communications pursuant to a court order and its practical ability to intercept such communications — a problem...
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