In Re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation, MDL No. 1791

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications. In May, 2006, many other cases were filed against a variety of telecommunications companies. Subsequently, the Multi-District Litigation Panel of the federal courts transferred approximately 40 cases to the Northern District of California federal court.

This is the court order granting plaintiffs' unopposed request to modify the subject matters of their forthcoming “response to carrier brief” from what is specified in the stipulation and order dated September 24, 2008.

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Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Constitutional Law Updates, Privacy Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 9th Circuit, California | United States

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