DOJ Says Tech Co. Data Disclosures Would Threaten US

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Justice Department is fighting several top tech companies' efforts to make data on government surveillance programs publicly available, saying in a brief released Wednesday that those disclosures could tip the government’s hand and put the nation at risk.

In a motion filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the DOJ argues that the federal government has heeded the call for transparency “above and beyond what the law requires,” but says the disclosures requested by the tech companies would risk alerting potential threats to how...
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