Technology

May 1, 2014 10:45 PM

Government’s data demands are being defied

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for email records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure. This increasingly defiant industry stand is giving some of the tens of thousands of Americans whose Internet data gets swept into criminal investigations each year the opportunity to fight in court to prevent disclosures.

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