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ID:

691

Date:

2013-10-07

Headline:

NSA leaks prompt 1,000% FOIA request spike

Reporter's name:

Natasha Lennard

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Salon.com

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The disclosure of detailed information about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices by former employee Edward Snowden spurred public interest and debate including a dramatic increase in the number of FOIA requests filed with the Department of Defense agency, according to internal email obtained by Muckrock.com under FOIA.

Notes:

The agency released data showing that it received 293 requests over a June 6-September 4 span in 2012 and 3,382 over the same three-month period in 2013, dwarfing its usual intake. Muckrock.com has yet to receive the FOIA logs from that period; it is posting the documents it receives: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2013/oct/07/nsa-inundated-foia-requests-after-snowden-leaks/.

Keywords:

email, internet, surveillance, National Security Agency, NSA, Edward Snowden, Muckrock.com, Department of Defense, DOD

URL:

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/nsa_leaks_prompt_1000_foia_request_spike/


Agencies:

DOD
NSA

States:

DC

Categories:

civil rights
classified information
FOIA
intelligence
national security
telecommunications


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