Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jul 2013 22:42 UTC
Legal "A diverse coalition of 19 groups announced today a lawsuit against the United States government for 'an illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance', known as the Associational Tracking Program, which collects all telephone records handled by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in the US. The group, represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, aims to compel the government to inventory and disclose the records in its possession, to destroy them, and to immediately end the surveillance program."
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RE: n/t
by AndyB on Wed 17th Jul 2013 08:57 UTC in reply to "n/t"
AndyB
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2013-03-22

And that's where the problems start, they have to get this through the courts, which will be no mean feat! How many groups do we know of in the past who have successfully won against a government?

Apart from anything else, they'll just set up another way of doing the same thing if they do lose, or worse still find another way regardless and then claim they have ceased the original plan, which will make the current case pointless!

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