US, tech companies reach deal on spying data - Justice Dept

Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
Tech firms and Justice Dept. reach deal on NSA spying
Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports technology firms and the Justice Department have reached a deal on NSA spying allowing tech companies to share more details with the public.

The Obama administration and major U.S. technology companies have struck a deal that would allow the companies to tell the public in greater detail about the spying-related court orders they receive, the Justice Department said on Monday.

The agreement was filed in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and would settle demands from companies such as Google and Microsoft for more leeway to disclose data about the court orders, according to documents released by the department.

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