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ID:

303

Date:

2008-04-08

Headline:

FBI Data Transfers Via Telecoms Questioned

Reporter's name:

Ellen Nakashima

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

San Francisco, CA

Summary:

Under a government order, technicians at telecommunications companies must instantly transfer phone or internet data through a computer circuit to FBI offices in Quantico and elsewhere. Allegations of ease of access to third party security consultants have raised concerns on Capital Hill. Documents describing the FBI’s Digital Collection System, were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group in San Francisco that specializes in digital-rights issues.

Notes:

(URL originally listed as http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/07/AR2008040702, and date as 4/8/08; subsequently corrected.)

Keywords:

Electronic Frontier Foundation, FBI, telecommunications, company, internet, data, transfer, computer, Digital Collection System, Freedom of Information Act, San Francisco, digital rights, Quantico, access, government.

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/07/AR2008040702364.html


Agencies:

FBI

States:

CA
US

Categories:

business
classified information
FBI
intelligence
national security
public records


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