Downtown attorney sues government over Internet monitoring

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

A Downtown attorney today sued President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, FBI Director James B. Comey and several other officials, claiming that the government's monitoring of Internet activity violates constitutional rights.

Elliott J. Schuchardt in his complaint in U.S. District Court echoed accusations made by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, claiming that the government is capturing "private communications" and searches conducted through Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other services.

Mr. Schuchardt called this "turnkey totalitarianism," and alleged that it violated the right to be free of unlawful search and seizure along with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and constituted an invasion of privacy.

The case has not yet been assigned to a judge.


Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here