Yahoo's Reported NSA Assist To Complicate Privacy Shield

Law360, New York (October 7, 2016, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Recent reports that Yahoo secretly scanned all of its users' email accounts at the request of U.S. intelligence officials not only ramps up the already simmering tensions between federal investigators and domestic service providers, but also spells trouble for the already fragile trans-Atlantic Privacy Shield data transfer agreement.

Less than two weeks after Yahoo Inc. grabbed headlines by disclosing that a 2014 hack had compromised user data linked to at least 500 million accounts, the company took another hit when Reuters, citing anonymous sources, reported on...
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