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Unpacking the Klayman v. Obama Decision

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 18, 2013

On December 16, the District Court in the District of Columbia issued an opinion finding that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program was likely unconstitutional. In Klayman v. Obama, five plaintiffs sued a variety of government officials and private companies seeking preliminary injunctive relief based upon the assertion that the NSA program was unconstitutional and violated other statutes. In what ended up making big news, the court concluded there was a substantial likelihood the plaintiffs would prevail on their Fourth Amendment claims and issued an injunction. In this Privacy Tracker blog post, Andrew Serwin, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, unpacks the court’s decision. (IAPP member login required.)
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