Federal Court Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act

Linda Rosencrance, reporting for Computerworld:

A federal court today ruled that the FBI can’t compel ISPs to turn over user records without notifying those users unless it has a court order or a grand jury subpoena.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down part of the amended Patriot Act’s National Security Letter (NSL) provision, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which had filed a lawsuit challenging the provision.

Good news. (Via John Welch.)

Friday, 7 September 2007