SEC v. Rajaratnam

Brief of Amicus Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) In Support of Appellants and Urging Reversal


EPIC Urges Federal Court to Protect Individuals from Wiretap Abuse

EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief, urging a federal appeals court to protect the privacy of innocent individuals who were inadvertently recorded on federal wiretaps. In SEC v. Rajaratnam, a trial court judge ordered disclosure of all wiretaps conducted in a criminal investigation, even though a court has yet to rule on the recordings' legality or relevance. EPIC noted that "hundreds of thousands of individuals are recorded on wiretaps every year," and "80% of those personal communications are wholly unrelated to criminal activity."

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Reference Info:Appellate Brief | Federal, 2nd Circuit | United States

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