NSA, AT&T Report Could Help Lawsuit Against Spy Agency
The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the NSA in 2008 for working with AT&T to collect data on Americans. A new report could help its case.By Christian Bryant | August 15, 2015
A joint report from The New York Times and ProPublica published Saturday suggests AT&T not only took requests from but partnered with the NSA to snoop on Internet traffic going through the U.S. — information that could breathe new life into a 2008 lawsuit against the spy agency.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the NSA back in 2008, saying they partnered with AT&T to illegally spy on Americans. A federal court judge said in February the EFF hadn't presented enough evidence, but the digital rights group appealed and the report could help their case.
The EFF says the new report confirms that "the NSA and AT&T have collaborated to build a domestic surveillance infrastructure, resulting in unconstitutional seizure and search of of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of Americans' Internet communications."