Sep 282012
 September 28, 2012  Posted by  Court, Govt, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Nick McCain reports on a ruling in the Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department of Defense:

A federal judge ruled mostly in favor of government agencies in a Freedom of Information action where privacy advocates sought documents related to law enforcement’s use of social networking websites in criminal investigations. The judge ordered the FBI and ICE to submit supplemental declarations clarifying

The current defendants in the case are the FBI, Homeland Security, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The parties moved for summary judgment, which U.S. District Judge Susan Illston partly granted on Monday.

The government defendants claimed they complied with all of their FOIA duties, while Electronic Frontier claimed the agencies were still withholding documents, and that ICE did not conduct an adequate search.

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