Related Cases / FOIA
"1984"-Style National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional
The NSL ban follows a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a well-known Internet rights advocacy group, on behalf of an anonymous Internet firm which received an NSL. Part of the rules of receiving NSLs is that the company on the receiving end cannot say that they have received the NSL, and that recipients are legally forbidden from even mentioning the letter's contents to loved ones. Basically, the super-secretive NSLs read like something out of George Orwell's 1984.