EFF Says Ma Bell Broke The Law In Opening Up Data To NSA
from the broke-the-law?--they-make-the-law dept
The ACLU has already filed a lawsuit against the NSA for its wiretapping-without-warrants effort — so the question of how legal the program is will eventually get settled in court. However, the EFF is looking at another aspect of the program: how did the NSA get access to that data? With that in mind, the group is now suing AT&T, saying it violated the first and fourth amendments by allowing the NSA open access to its databases. This could be a fascinating lawsuit to watch from the legal standpoint, though, as some are pointing out, the government is likely to step in and derail the lawsuit by claiming “state secrets” are involved.