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Court Rules Government Can Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

Court Rules Government Can Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 5:38pm
Late this afternoon, a court ruled that the government can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The court rejected our efforts to overturn an earlier court order that had required Twitter to turn over the records. We had challenged the order on the grounds that it was overbroad and violated our client's constitutional rights.
Court Rules Government Can Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

Court Rules Government Can Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 5:38pm
Late this afternoon, a court ruled that the government can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The court rejected our efforts to overturn an earlier court order that had required Twitter to turn over the records. We had challenged the order on the grounds that it was overbroad and violated our client's constitutional rights.

Government Claims Unlimited Discretion to Look Through Your Laptop at the Border

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 5:42pm

Last May, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents searched and took Pascal Abidor's laptop and external hard drive when he was returning home to New York City from Montreal, Canada, where he attends graduate school. When his laptop and hard drive…

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Government to Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 6:16pm

Two weeks ago, we told you about a court decision that allows the government to collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The decision also allows the government to keep secret what other…

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Government to Collect Private Records of Twitter Users

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 6:16pm

Two weeks ago, we told you about a court decision that allows the government to collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. The decision also allows the government to keep secret what other…

ACLU Appeals Decision Allowing Government to Keep Court Processes Secret

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 1:25pm

Over the past few months, we've informed you about developments in our case challenging the government's efforts to collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. On May 4, the magistrate judge…

Court Rules North Carolina Not Entitled to Amazon Customer Information

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 5:49pm

Late yesterday, the federal district court in Seattle, Washington, ruled that the North Carolina Department of Revenue’s demands for detailed information about the purchases of Amazon.com customers violated the Constitution and the federal…

Court Rules North Carolina Not Entitled to Amazon Customer Information

By Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project & Ben Siracusa Hillman, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 5:49pm

Late yesterday, the federal district court in Seattle, Washington, ruled that the North Carolina Department of Revenue’s demands for detailed information about the purchases of Amazon.com customers violated the Constitution and the federal…

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