Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States. The lawsuit challenges the NSA’s mass surveillance program, and specifically its large-scale search and seizure of internet communications — frequently referred to as “upstream” surveillance. Wikimedia aim in filing this suit is to end this mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world. Wikimedia are joined by eight other organizations and represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: law suit, Wikimedia, NSA, mass surveillance, civil liberties, fundamental rights

Posted on Tuesday 10 March 2015

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