Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday January 27, 2014

Government, Internet Companies Reach Deal On Disclosure

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and others have won the right to keep the public informed about how many times the feds have requested user data. Well that's mighty generous of the government. wink

Under the compromise announced Monday, Internet companies will be able to report the number of criminal-related orders from the government. They also will be able to release, rounded to the nearest thousand, the number of secret national security-related orders from government investigators; the number of national security-related orders from the FISA court and the number of customers those orders affected, and whether those orders were for just email addresses or covered additional information.