DOJ Is Stonewalling FOIA Suit Over Cell Data, Group Says

Law360, Washington (August 27, 2019, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A digital rights group has accused the U.S. Department of Justice of a "pattern and practice" of disregarding the Freedom of Information Act after the agency failed to disclose records about its collection of cellular data that the Supreme Court has shielded from warrantless searches.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed an amended complaint in federal court Monday taking the DOJ to task for refusing to hand over records about its pursuit of suspects' cell location data from third-party service providers like AT&T and Verizon.

The DOJ has maintained that the various U.S. attorney's offices around the country do not keep...

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