Google-NSA Communications Can Stay Secret, DC Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected an attempt by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to see communications between the National Security Agency and Google Inc. regarding cybersecurity and the 2010 hacks of Chinese activists’ Gmail accounts.

The appeals panel said the NSA’s response to EPIC’s Freedom of Information Act request, in which the agency neither confirmed nor denied the existence of any records, was justified because the NSA proved acknowledging the existence or nonexistence of the requested material would reveal a function or an activity of...
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