Google Challenges U.S. Gag Order, Citing First Amendment
Posted: 6/19/2013 | By: Craig Timberg | The Washington Post
Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on
Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests it makes,
arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about
information it’s forced to give the government.
The legal filing,
which cites the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, is the
latest move by the California-based tech giant to protect its reputation
in the aftermath of news reports about sweeping National Security Agency surveillance of Internet traffic.