Dropbox joins Google and Microsoft in fight for right to disclose national security requests
Transparency reporting in this way means that we can’t have much transparency at all and these reports are important. As Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Nate Cardozo told VentureBeat in an interview, transparency reporting keeps the government’s activities above the table. It’s an extra set of checks and balances.
Cardozo argues that we haven’t heard much argument for why we should keep national security data requests numbers a secret and says that these companies and more need to continue pushing for their right to publish this information.