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A federal judge has struck down a component of the USA Patriot Act, saying the post-9/11 law violates constitutional principles by attempting to force third parties such as Internet service providers who receive demands for information without search warrants to keep silent about those inquiries. U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero handed a victory to Patriot Act opponents including the American Civil Liberties Union with the ruling, which was handed down on Thursday.
This is very important.. many companies(like ours) are now outsourcing our data backups to secure offsite companies, our company uses a a site called www.onlinebackupvault.com
We trust OBV and its good to know that their data can NOT be audited without going through us. Accessing a companies data as the FEDS wants to do is wrong unless its a know terrorist threat.
The feds have to do their job and keep us safe, HOWEVER that does NOT entail going to into buisnessses email and or data. I generally despise these orgs sue for everything, however in this case they were correct