Google Seeks Separate Release Of National Security Requests

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 8:16 PM ET) -- Google Inc. on Tuesday asked the secret court overseeing government surveillance for permission to disclose the number of national security-related data requests it has received separately from other requests, bashing a deal other technology giants made to release all the data at once.

Citing a need for “greater transparency,” Google petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to let it disclose the number of requests it has received specifically under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which lets the government operate Internet surveillance programs like the recently leaked...
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