Las organizaciones American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York Civil Liberties Union y New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation han presentado una demanda judicial contra James R. Clapper, Director de la National Intelligence; Keith B. Alexander, Director de la National Security Agency y jefe del Central Security Service; Charles T. Hagel, Secretario (Ministro) de Defensa; Eric H. Holder, Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos, y Robert S. Mueller III, Director del FBI.
Según el texto de la demanda, the government has confirmed the authenticity of an order issued six weeks ago by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) requiring Verizon Business Network Services Inc. (“VBNS”) to turn over, every day, metadata about the calls made by each of its subscribers over the three-month period ending on July 19, 2013. Government officials have indicated that the VBNS order is part of a program that has been in place for seven years and that collects records of all telephone communications of every customer of a major phone company, including Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint…
The government’s surveillance of their communications (hereinafter “Mass Call Tracking”) allows the government to learn sensitive and privileged information about their work and clients, and it is likely to have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and others who would otherwise contact Plaintiffs for legal assistance.
This surveillance is not authorized by Section 215 and violates the First and Fourth Amendments. Plaintiffs bring this suit to obtain a declaration that the Mass Call Tracking is unlawful; to enjoin the government from continuing the Mass Call Tracking under the VBNS order or any successor thereto; and to require the government to purge from its databases all of the call records related to Plaintiffs’ communications collected pursuant to the Mass Call Trackin.