telecom immunity


AT&T, Others No Longer Face Illegal Wiretapping Suits

AT&T Inc. (T) and other telecom carriers are surely breathing sighs of relief today now that a federal judge has dismissed most of the lawsuits filed against them for illegal wiretapping. Congress last year gave retroactive immunity to the providers for allowing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on callers after the terrorist attacks of Sept. […]

Senate Favors Telco Immunity

The Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have expanded the governments wiretapping powers. On a vote of 60-36, lawmakers instead sided with the White House in preferring a bill that would give retroactive immunity to telecom companies that let the government use their networks to eavesdrop on Americans. There are nearly 40 civil […]

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