White House To Respond To Push For Surveillance Reform

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- A petition by Internet privacy advocacy group The Center for Democracy & Technology on Thursday reached the support threshold it needs for the White House to respond to its call to reform a decades-old law allowing authorities, including the National Security Agency, to spy on civilian communications.

The petition — which seeks reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, first written some 25 years ago — obtained the 100,000 signatures in 30 days that it needs to obtain a response from the White House, hours before...
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