Friday, January 19, 2007

Lawsuits, Questions Follow NSA Surveillance Approval

K.C. Jones writes on InformationWeek:

If Americans were illegally spied on, the federal government's recent revelation that it has gained court approval for the National Security Agency's (NSA) terrorist surveillance program doesn't undo the harm.

Several lawsuits claiming the government broke laws by investigating people without warrants are continuing to wind their way through courts throughout the country. The details of the approval have not been released. U.S. leaders are citing security reasons for not providing information about standards for deciding whether to investigate someone -- then or now.

At least one group involved in one of the lawsuits targeting the NSA said that many questions remain.

More here.


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