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US court rejects state-secrets defense in NSA surveillance case

Zach Miners | July 9, 2013
The EFF called the ruling a major victory in advancing privacy rights.

The court is requiring that the parties "submit further briefing on the course of this litigation going forward," and will be conducting a case management conference next month.

Other efforts have been launched in the U.S. Congress to bring more transparency to the government's surveillance programs since the Prism leaks. One bill, the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013, aims to apply greater oversight and control to government surveillance. It was introduced in June by Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat.

 

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