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

Posted By yihan On August 30, 2011 @ 1:55 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

IULIA FILIP
Court House News [1]
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. [1]


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[1] Court House News: http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/08/28/39332.htm

[2] ACLU Demands CIA Disclose Details of Death-by-Drone Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-demands-cia-disclose-details-of-death-by-drone-program.html

[3] Former Stasi Officer: The NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Would Have Been ‘A Dream Come True’ For East Germany: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-stasi-officer-the-nsa-domestic-surveillance-program-would-have-been-a-dream-come-true-for-east-germany.html

[4] Big Sis Cites Staged Portland Terror Plot To Expand Domestic Spy Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-sis-cites-staged-portland-terror-plot-to-expand-domestic-spy-program.html

[5] ACLU Files FOIA On Brigade Deployed in U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-files-foia-on-brigade-deployed-in-us.html

[6] ACLU Weighs In On Attempt to Expand Law Enforcement Intelligence Systems: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aclu-weighs-in-on-attempt-to-expand-law-enforcement-intelligence-systems.html

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