The FBI is dropping its demand for information about a subscriber from the Internet Archive as part of a settlement of a lawsuit. The agency is also agreeing to allow discussion of the case, which challenged a national security letter issued by the agency.The victory is one of … [Read more...] about Internet Archive’s Suit Gets FBI to Withdraw National Security Letter
National security letters
Legislators are considering bills that would restrict the FBI’s use of national security letters to collect telephone, e-mail and financial records without a warrant.A House bill would require the FBI to destroy evidence that was obtained illegally and would allow lawsuits … [Read more...] about Bills Would Restrict National Security Letters
A bipartisan group of Senators is questioning the FBI on its use of an administrative subpoena known as a National Security Letter to attempt to obtain records from the Internet Archive, a digital library.The National Security Letter is intended to be tailored for communications … [Read more...] about Senators Question FBI’s Use of National Security Letter to Internet Archive
When Nicholas Merrill answered the door at Calyx, his Manhattan Internet company in February 2004, he encountered an FBI agent, who pulled a letter from his coat.It instructed Merrill to surrender at least 16 categories of “electronic communication transactional … [Read more...] about Letters of the Law: National Security Letters Help the FBI Stamp Out Terrorism But Some Disapprove
Editor’s note: ACLU lawyers Michael German and Michelle Richardson and former FBI lawyers Valerie Caproni and Steven Siegel consider the pros and cons of national security letters. Their essays can be found in Patriots Debate: Contemporary Issues in National Security Law, a … [Read more...] about National Security Letters: Building Blocks for Investigations or Intrusive Tools?