American Internet company Yahoo! has made in the court of law to publish the documents on the program to collect personal data PRISM, undertaken by the National Security Agency (NSA), the U.S.. The documents concern attempts Yahoo! withhold personal data of its users on demand NSA.
A U.S. court ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice is obliged to declassify documents that in 2009 the company Yahoo!, she claims, “strongly protested” against the granting of governmental structures of user data.
In early June, a former CIA officer Edward Snowden publicly disseminated information about a top-secret program of the U.S. National Security Agency PRISM, which allows to monitor electronic communications for the largest sites.
Earlier it was reported that Yahoo! is in the past six months has received from 12 thousand to 13 thousand requests from the intelligence services concerning the personal data of users, the company said. “The most common requests were made in the investigation of cases of fraud, murder, kidnapping and other criminal offenses,” – said in a statement.
It is noted that some of the requests made of the American intelligence service. Earlier data published at the request of the special services other IT-companies, including, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple.