Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency Oral Argument

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency, a case challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass… read more

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency, a case challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass interception and searching of Americans' international internet communications. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought the case on behalf of several groups including the Wikimedia Foundation, The Nation magazine, and Amnesty International USA.

The issue concerned the NSA’s “upstream” surveillance program which searched communications such as emails, chats, and web-browsing traffic as it traveled back and forth between the U.S. and foreign entities on the “internet backbone,” a network of high-capacity cables, switches, and routers that carry Americans' domestic and international internet communications.

On May 23, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Wikimedia Foundation has standing to challenge the NSA’s mass interception of Americans' international internet communications. close

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Program ID:
420067-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 23, 2016 | 5:24am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 06, 2017 | 6:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 23, 2016 | 5:24am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2016 | 6:11pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2016 | 12:23pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 06, 2017 | 11:24am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 06, 2017 | 6:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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