Early last year, I wrote about the significant district court opinion in In re National Security Letters, a ground-breaking decision that found the FBI’s use of gag orders with national security letters (“NSL”) to be unconstitutional. Since that time, the Edward Snowden revelations have not only enhanced public scrutiny of how the private and public sectors work together on surveillance, but it has also shifted the focus more towards the controversial use of requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”). Last week, however, NSLs and FISA requests together took center stage in another small victory for telecommunications companies and their push for greater transparency.

For more information, please see my recent post in The Secure Times, run by the Privacy & Information Security Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.