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DoJ: If we can track one American, we can track all Americans

October 14, 2013

In an e-mail interview for this piece, Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the government's arguments are consistent with how it has justified these programs in other places. “But one of the most interesting aspects of the response in the Moalin case is… to argue there’s no standing.” The government has always argued that there’s no reasonable expectation to privacy in information handed to a third party like your phone or Internet provider, commonly referred to as the "third-party doctrine." But Fakhoury says that in this case, the government is taking an even more aggressive stance. In essence, its argument is that “these records aren’t even Moalin’s to begin with so he can’t complain.”

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