Verizon sued over records: refuses to come clean about wiretapping

Concord Monitor

05/14/06

Verizon Communications Inc. faces its first lawsuit that claims the phone carrier violated privacy laws for giving phone records to the National Security Agency for a secret surveillance program. The lawsuit filed yesterday asks the court to stop Verizon from turning over any more records to the NSA without a warrant or consent of the subscriber. 'This is the largest and most vast intrusion of civil liberties we've ever seen in the United States,' said New Jersey attorney Bruce Afran, who sued with attorney Carl Mayer in federal district court in Manhattan, where Verizon has headquarters...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Verizon Refuses to Come Clean About Wiretapping

In a tight-lipped 44-page response to the PUC last Friday, Verizon argued that the commission lacks the authority to investigate a complaint that the telephone company was involved in the NSA program. The company further claimed such information is protected by the "state-secrets privilege."

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