Sep 162015
 September 16, 2015  Business, Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Jenna McLaughlin reports:

A federal district court judge in New York has fully lifted an 11-year-old gag order that the FBI imposed on Nicholas Merrill, the founder of a small Internet service provider, to prevent him from speaking about a national security letter served on him in 2004.

It marked the first time such a gag order has been fully lifted since the USA Patriot Act in 2001 expanded the FBI’s authority to unilaterally demand that certain businesses turn over records simply by writing a letter saying the information is needed for national security purposes.

Read more on The Intercept.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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