Snowden leaks help NSA critics in government surveillance lawsuits
Thomas Moore, an attorney who is working with EFF on its case against the NSA, agreed that the civil liberties groups are now more likely to clear the standing hurdle.
"The Snowden revelations have shown that these gigantic dragnet programs are sweeping up everybody's data," Moore said. "It's not that difficult for us the plaintiffs to say, 'Everybody's data has been swept up. We are part of everybody, and so our data has been swept up.'