Companies allowed to reveal information on data disclosure
January 28 , 2014
Leading Internet companies and the government have agreed to let companies disclose as to how often they are asked to reveal customers' information during investigations for national security.
The deal with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn was announced by the Justice Department on Monday and other companies may participate after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approves of it.
Companies wanted to reveal such information in order to end public speculation regarding their workings with the government. The terms are quite general and companies will be expected to wait for six months before releasing any such information.