Yahoo Wins Suit to Reveal Documents from Secret Court Proceedings

According to the Daily Dot, a court has ruled that documents relating to Yahoo's legal resistance to demands from the Federal government for access to its users' records will be declassified.  Excerpt:
Yahoo, initially vilified for being part of the PRISM program, which allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to tap it and other companies for users' information, is about to be vindicated.

A court ruled Monday that the Department of Justice must reveal classified documents from 2008 that Yahoo says will demonstrate that the company fought back against a secret court order to reveal their users' data.

"The Government shall conduct a declassification review of this Court's Memorandum Opinion of [Yahoo's case] and the legal briefs submitted by the parties to this Court," the ruling read. The Department of Justice has two weeks to estimate how long it'll take to declassify the documents and can still redact the parts it finds contains classified information.

1 comment: