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Foreign-owned mobile operators not subject to FISA - report

Friday 14 June 2013 | 15:56 CET | News
US mobile operators T-Mobile (74% owned by Deutsche Telecom) and Verizon Wireless (45% owned by Vodafone) do not allow the NSA to collect information directly through FISA secret court orders and do not participate in their own collection programmes partly because of their foreign ownership ties, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. They nonetheless provide authorities with information in criminal investigations under court warrant. The country's two other national mobile carriers, US-owned AT&T and Sprint Nextel, have long co-operated with the government. Japan's

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Nextel / Softbank / Sprint Nextel / T-Mobile USA / Verizon Wireless / Vodafone
Countries: United States
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