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Warrantless Electronic Communications FOIA Requests

Last Update: May 8, 2013

What's at Stake

The ACLU has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to learn more about the government’s practice of reading people’s email, text messages, social networking feeds and other private electronic communications without a warrant.

Summary

Our requests, filed with the FBI, Justice Department, IRS, and U.S. Attorneys Offices around the country, seek to uncover more about the government’s policies, procedures and practices for accessing the content of private electronic communications.

4/10/13 – Documents released by IRS

5/8/13 – Documents released by FBI

5/8/13 – Documents released by EOUSA

5/8/13 – Documents released by DOJ Criminal Division

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