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US to report secret court orders issued to telcos

Friday 30 August 2013 | 17:35 CET | News
The US intelligence community has pledged to disclose more data about government surveillance programmes by reporting annually how many secret court orders are issued to telecommunications companies under certain legal rules, reports Reuters. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced a plan to release the total number of legal orders issued every twelve months to telecommunication companies by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the number of targets affected by those orders. The court orders, under authority granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

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Companies: Electronic Frontier
Countries: United States
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