U.S. tech companies must numbers of data retrievals disclose




The U.S. government is internet and other tech companies to make withdrawals on which they receive, among other things, the NSA. Publicly numbers In return, the tech companies stop lawsuits against the government on transparency.

Companies may the numbers secret retrievals based on the FISA release, but it is not precise numbers: only ranges of 0 to 999 may be published. In addition, the tech companies may FISA withdrawals as part of other withdrawals count, without giving details.

It is a preliminary decision that has yet to be approved. by the FISA court The U.S. government is honoring the promise of President Obama on openness, at least in part after. The companies that lawsuits against the U.S. state argued for greater transparency to enforce, such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and LinkedIn, are positive about the move.

“We started our lawsuits because we believe that the public has the right number and types of queries to know that we received national security related to” notify the joint companies said in a statement, “We are pleased that we are now allowed to disclose this information . It is a positive step and we moons take to make more. “reforms Congress more steps

Civil Rights Movement Electronic Frontier Foundation called the decision facing CNet ‘a small crack in the wall of secrecy. ” The organization points out that companies may not provide details and publish only. “Vague numerical strings’


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