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Legal Immunity for Eavesdropping

February 15, 2008

wiretap_cover.jpgThe Senate has voted to shield from lawsuits telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on their customers without court permission.

Associated Press Article

About 40 lawsuits have been filed against telecom companies by people alleging violations of wiretapping and privacy laws.

Telecom immunity must still be approved by the House. Its version of the surveillance bill does not provide immunity.

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