EFF rates how companies stand up to government data requests

From Engadget - July 10, 2017

All nine got stars in five categories (we simplified the EFF's description below):

1. Follows Industry-Wide Best Practices. They regularly publish transparency reports and have a publicly available policy on how they tackle requests from the government.

2. Tells Users About Government Data Requests. They notify individuals that the government is asking for their info before turning it over.

3. Promises Not to Sell Out Users. They full describe data disclosures to the government and ensure third-party vendors are doing the same.

4. Stands Up to NSL Gag Orders. They promise to have a judge review every national security letter (NSL), otherwise known as a administrative subpoena, gag order they get.

5. Pro-User Public Policy: Reform 702. They support reforming Section 702 under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to tone down the collection of information on innocent people.


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