2014 FISC Opinion on Internet Service Provider's Challenge to Section 702 Surveillance

Document Received in Response to ACLU FOIA Lawsuit Seeking Records on Surveillance Under Section 702 of FISA

This is the first time it’s been made public that a company refused to comply with the government’s directives requiring it to turn over users’ private data under Section 702. The company’s challenge appears to have been tied to an “expansion” of Section 702 surveillance, though the details of that expanded surveillance remain redacted in the opinion. Despite the company’s arguments that the surveillance was unlawful, the FISC ultimately ordered the provider to comply with the directives.

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