ISPs Skirt Privacy Law Under Military Cybersecurity Program

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT) -- The federal government has granted AT&T Inc. and other Internet service providers participating in a recently expanded military cybersecurity program immunity from laws that prohibit them from intercepting private electronic communications, according to documents released by a privacy group Wednesday.

In response to a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center in March 2012 under the Freedom of Information Act, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released 2,121 pages of documents detailing the government's execution of a pilot project that enabled the military to monitor...
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