Post: EFF Urges Court to Block Dragnet Subpoenas Targeting Online
Posted by Deborah on 7/16/10
Privacy and Anonymity at Risk in New York Conspiracy Suit
New York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this
week served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put
privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of
Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters.
The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed by New York
residents Miriam and Michael Hersh alleging a conspiracy to
interfere with their business interests. Issued to Google
and Yahoo, the subpoenas demand the identities of users of
ten email accounts, operators of 30 blogs and a website that
had featured discussions of the plaintiffs among other
matters, and the identities of everyone who had ever
commented on those sites.
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