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FBI, NSA Stiff-Arm ACLU Request for Info on Domestic Spy Program

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IULIA FILIP
Court House News
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MANHATTAN (CN) – The ACLU sued the FBI and National Security Agency for information on the FBI’s eGuardian monitoring system, by which it collects information on “suspicious activity” from law enforcement officials across the country. More than 7,100 “Suspicious Activity Reports” have been collected, the ACLU says, for activities that may include “taking photographs of prominent buildings.”

The ACLU says the FBI took more than a year to answer its FOIA request and improperly withheld materials, and the NSA blew off its request altogether.

The ACLU claims in a federal FOIA complaint that “these records will significantly contribute to the public’s understanding of how local, state and federal authorities have interpreted the broad mandate of the eGuardian program, how they have used the potentially invasive ‘suspicious activity’ reporting system, and whether effective safeguards are in place to protect Americans against unwarranted privacy invasions or discriminatory surveillance based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or protected beliefs or activities.”

The ACLU says the government cannot regain public confidence in its integrity unless it releases the information.

Full story here.

This article was posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 1:55 am





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