Thursday, January 18, 2007

DHS Pays for Wired News FOIA Lawsuit

Image source: 27B Stroke 6

Kevin Poulsen writes on 27B Stroke 6:

The Department of Homeland Security has been ordered to pay the Stanford Law School Cyberlaw Clinic $66,861.39 in attorneys' fees for its failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act while stonewalling my request for records on the Zotob virus' infiltration of its computers.

Alert readers will recall my year-long battle to learn the details of an August 2005 failure of the $400 million US-VISIT system. Highlights include the DHS's Bureau of Customs and Border Protection asking me to drop the matter, then losing the paperwork, and finally denying the request in its entirety, all to avoid revealing that it made mistakes in leaving the border screening system open to attack.

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