"Our heroic clients want to talk about the NSLs they received from the government, but they’ve been gagged—one of them since 2011," EFF Deputy Executive Director Kurt Opsahl said in a statement. "This government silencing means the service providers cannot issue open and honest transparency reports and can’t share their experiences as part of the ongoing public debate over NSLs and their potential for abuse."

Opsahl said the digital rights group would appeal Illston's decision.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
ARS Technica