Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security

Memorandum Opinion Granting Defendant's Motion For Summary Judgment, Denying Plaintiff's Motion For Summary Judgment, And Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Attorney's Fees And Costs

EPIC Prevails in Mobile Body Scanner FOIA Case

A federal district court has awarded EPIC attorneys fees and costs in EPIC v. DHS, No, 11-945, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that resulted in the disclosure of information about the agency's plan to deploy body scanners at bus stations, train stations, and elsewhere. The court found that EPIC had "substantially prevailed" in the FOIA lawsuit and that "EPIC has demonstrated a public benefit arising from the disclosed records." EPIC has several related FOIA lawsuits concerning new systems of mass surveillance.

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, D.C. Circuit, Federal Admin Agencies | United States

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