Dropbox Backs Push To Share Gov't Surveillance Requests

Law360, Chicago (September 25, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Cloud storage company Dropbox Inc. on Monday threw its support behind online service providers, including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., who are challenging the government's refusal to allow them to publicly release data on surveillance of their users, saying the gag order runs afoul of the First Amendment.

In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company backed petitions by the service providers for permission to report aggregate data regarding the number of national security-related requests they receive from the government...
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