Thursday, June 4, 2009

NEWS: So Much for Privacy posted an article last night entitled, "Warrantless surveillance lawsuit thrown out". According to the article, federal district judge Vaughn Walker "rejected lawsuits that aimed to hold telecommunications companies accountable for their role in a controversial warrantless surveillance program". Judge Walker is citing a FISA amendment that retroactively grants immunity to the companies.

It's this sort of legal maneuvering that makes me worry for our right to privacy. Congress should not be allowed to pass laws that make companies retroactively immune to anything. It pretty much guarantees that, as long as the companies are in line with that those in power want, they'll be safe from any sort of prosecution.

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