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US accused of secretly forcing tech companies to decrypt user data

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US Dept. of Justice in Washington DC. (Image: file photo)

A leading privacy group is suing the Justice Dept. to determine if the government has ever secretly forced a company to decrypt customer data.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said in a blog post on Tuesday that the government must disclose if its ever sought or obtained an order to force companies to unscramble data from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which authorizes state surveillance requests.

It's a practice that the privacy group said "could undermine the safety and security of devices used by millions of people."

The lawsuit, posted online, argues that an order of that scope and scale should be made public.

Under the new Freedom Act, which last year replaced parts of the Patriot Act, the privacy group said the government is mandated to declassify "significant" decisions by the secretive Washington DC-based court.

The Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit comes just a month...(continued)

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