Twitter Threatens To Sue US Over Data Request Disclosures

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 5:09 PM EST) -- Twitter Inc. said Thursday it may sue the federal government on First Amendment grounds to ensure that disclosures of national security data requests are precise enough to be meaningful to users.

Last week, online service providers won wider latitude to release data on compulsory government requests for user information under a settlement entered in the U.S. surveillance tribunal, a concession ordered as part of the Obama administration’s surveillance program reforms. Twitter, which did not sign the agreement, said the deal requires companies to disclose requests using...
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