NSA Pays EPIC's Fees To Resolve Secret Directive Row

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 8:05 PM EST) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Tuesday agreed to accept the National Security Agency's offer to pay its costs to resolve the group's bid to extract information from the agency about a secret directive that lays out its role in protecting domestic computer networks from hackers.

Under the terms of the deal, the District of Columbia will enter judgment against the NSA in the amount of $3,500 for all litigation costs, including attorneys' fees, incurred by EPIC in litigating its Freedom of Information Act suit. The privacy group had accused the agency of wrongfully withholding records in response to its request...

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