Privacy Group Sues DOJ For Email Surveillance Disclosure

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 5:09 PM EST) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center hit the U.S. Department of Justice with a Freedom of Information Act suit in D.C. federal court on Monday, seeking the release of information about the collection of metadata from Internet communications.

The Washington, D.C.-based, independent privacy watchdog also filed a request for a preliminary injunction, asking the court to compel the DOJ to produce its semiannual statistical reports on the use of pen registers and trap-and-trace devices that it's required to submit to Congress.

The DOJ has taken too long to produce the reports, which EPIC requested via a FOIA request in October, according to...

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