The Secret Fight for Your Right to Privacy

May 15, 2013 - 6:45pm
New York City

Since 1986, the FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of “national security letters” to obtain private communication and banking customer data without court oversight, and has prevented anyone from speaking about it. This has only accelerated after changes made to the USA Patriot Act. Partially due to the fact that the NSL process is so secretive, only 3 known legal challenges have been brought to attention since the FBI gained this power over 25 years ago.

Join Huge and Matt Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and lead council in the recent federal lawsuit, as he discusses the case, the history of NSLs and the future of this controversial practice.



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