Court Docket Lets In Fbi To Keep To Secretly Searching For Your Records From Tech Companies

National security letters, or NSLs, are a type of government subpoena for communications data sent to service providers.
Writing for the panel, Judge Sandra Ikuta said the gag orders meet a compelling U.S. government interest, are sufficiently narrow and allow for appropriate judicial review.
Content distribution firm CloudFlare and phone network operator CREDO Mobile had sued the government in order to notify customers of five national security letters received between 2011 and 2013.
A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates.
Tens of thousands of NSLs are issued annually, and some gag orders last indefinitely.

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