Qwest praised for declining NSA phone records request

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 1:57 AM EST

Civil liberties group praised telecommunications carrier Qwest Communications International Inc. for refusing to turn over its customers' phone records to a U.S. spy agency.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) applauded Qwest's decision not to participate in a broad surveillance program, run by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), even though other large carriers have apparently complied. In January, the EFF filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T Inc. for its alleged participation in the NSA's "massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications."

At Computerworld.

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