EPIC Seeks Information About Secret Surveillance AuthorityEPIC has filed a series of Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to the Government's collection of private communications data under Executive Order 12333. EPIC is seeking secret policies that govern the collection of Internet data by U.S. intelligence agencies outside of the United States. Former government officials have warned that these procedures allow the government to spy on Americans in violation the Fourth Amendment. The Washington Post also reported last year that the NSA had infiltrated private communications held on servers abroad. EPIC's requests to the Attorney General, the Director of National Intelligence, the NSA and other intelligence agencies will help to shed light on these invasive programs. For more information, see EPIC: Executive order 12333.
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