NSA Data Collection Critic Promotes E-Mail Boilerplate Protest


Author: John Eggerton
Coverage Type: reporting

The Government Accountability Project is circulating a privacy statement for e-mail communications it wants Internet users to adopt as a form of protest against the bulk collection of data by the National Security Agency.

As the planned Feb 11 Day We Fight Back protest against surveillance approaches, GAP wants backers of the protest to start using this as a boilerplate on all of their e-mails: "This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email do not consent to the retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately."

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