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EFF Can Use Critical AT&T Documents in Surveillance Lawsuit

Follow-up to May 15, 2006 posting, EFF Reports Government Files Secret Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case:

  • Press release, May 17, 2006: “A federal judge in San Francisco ruled today that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) can use critical evidence in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. However, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker said the evidence — three documents that AT&T alleges are proprietary and contain the company’s trade secrets — will be kept under seal for now. EFF’s suit accuses AT&T of illegally handing over its customers’ telephone and Internet records and communications to the National Security Agency (NSA). The evidence at issue was filed as support for EFF’s motion for a preliminary injunction against AT&T, seeking to stop the company’s ongoing violations of the law and the privacy of its customers.”
  • AP: Court Allows AT&T Docs In Lawsuit – Papers That Allegedly Detail Surveillance Of Customers’ Phones Remain Sealed
  • Related postings on domestic surveillance program
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