U.S. Tech Giants Demand More Transparency Over Data Requests

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 06/12/2013

Google, Facebook and Microsoft have called on the U.S. government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data.

The request comes following reports that said U.S. authorities had direct access to the servers of nine major tech firms, including Google and Apple.

The U.S. government has confirmed that the surveillance programme exists, but it is facing increasing pressure to end the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, challenging the legality of the programme.

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 06/12/2013