EPIC Sues DOJ Over Docs Backing NSA Data Collection

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 7:24 PM EST) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Tuesday sued the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. federal court, saying it violated the Freedom of Information Act by ignoring its requests for records regarding the legal authority for the National Security Agency’s collection of people’s communications from leading Internet companies.

EPIC claims that following a June disclosure about the so-called PRISM program by The Washington Post, which claimed the NSA obtains electronic communications in real time directly from heavy hitters such as Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc., Google Inc....
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