Posted by: L | June 12, 2007

Police State Chronicles: Verizon hearts big brother…

From Wired blog, comes this tidbit. Telecom giant Verizon sees the Electronic Communications Protection Act (ECPA) — created to stop telecoms from handing over sensitive customer data to the government without due process — as, get this, unconstitutional.

Damn it! It’s their first amendment right to rat you out to the Feds….

“When the country is engaged in an armed conflict with foreign enemies, that right applies to communicating information that may be useful in defending the country from expected attacks. Based on plaintiffs own allegations, defendants right to communicate such information to the government is fully protected by the Free Speech and Petition Clauses of the First Amendment, and is a privilege and immunity that arises directly under the federal Constitution….”

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