DOJ Wants Court To Keep Google / NSA Partnership SecretSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:02
DOJ Wants Court To Keep Google / NSA Partnership Secret
Court hearing scheduled for next week in ongoing effort by privacy group to expose details of working relationship
The Department of Justice will ask a federal court to uphold the secrecy that surrounds the working relationship between Google and the National Security Agency in a hearing that is scheduled for next week.
Privacy watchdog group The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is returning to court once again in an effort to disclose more information regarding the widely publicized partnership between the spy agency and the search engine giant.
EPIC is suing to obtain documents that detail the relationship, and will appeal against the NSA’s so-called “Glomar” response, claiming it “could neither confirm nor deny” the existence of any information about its relations with Google, because “such a response would reveal information about NSA’s functions and activities.”