Facebook, Google Seek To Publish Extent Of Surveillance Court Disclosure Orders

Facebook, Google Seek To Publish Extent Of Surveillance Court Disclosure Orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In parallel motions filed Sept. 9 with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. seek declaratory judgment permitting them to disclose statistics and aggregate data regarding orders that both companies had received from the court without violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), under which the orders were issued (In re Amended Motion for Declaratory Judgment of Google Inc.'s First Amendment Right to Publish Information about FISA Orders, No. 13-03, FISC; and In re Motion for Declaratory Judgment to Disclose Aggregate Data Regarding FISA Orders and Directives, No. 13-06, FISC).

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