Aug 30, 2013 | Brad Smith | Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Transparency Case|

Microsoft and Google to sue over US surveillance requests

Microsoft and Google are to sue the US government to win the right to reveal more information about official requests for user data. The companies announced the lawsuit on Friday, escalating a legal battle over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa), the mechanism used by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other US government agencies to gather data about foreign internet users.

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