New law would let US telcos off the hook for “illegal surveillance”

Posted on May 17, 2007  /  0 Comments

The Bush administration is putting what pressure it can on a resurgent Democrat-led Congress to formulate legislation that would put a stop to the welter of lawsuits being taken out and accusing US telcos of riding roughshod over the legally-enshrined privacy rights of ordinary American citizens via the questionable mechanism of a post-9/11 surveillance programme that does not require individual warrants. Read more.

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