Wikimedia Sued NSA for Upstream Surveillance Program

Wikimedia filed suit on Tuesday against the National Security Agency (NSA) for conducting mass surveillance programs and violating the privacy which prevents individuals from sharing sensitive information.

The lawsuit challenges the NSA mass surveillance program, collecting information on large scale across the internet, and seizure of internet communications. The organization argues that their aim is to stop the mass surveillance program for the purpose of protecting privacy rights of the people around the world.

Wikimedia vs. NSA: Major Lawsuit Challenges


According to the law suit bulk collection there violates the constitution’s First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech and association, and the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.

One of the controversies is that upstream surveillance reduces the possibility that clients, journalists, foreign government officials, victims of human rights abuses and other individuals will share tactful information with them.

Other lawsuits have argued for the bulk collection of telephone metadata and are pending in U.S. appeals courts. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court abandoned another trial to NSA surveillance of email and other communications deciding that the litigant did not prove that they suffered any harm.

Since privacy is the essence of individual freedom. Wikimedia’s vision is to empower people share briefly all human knowledge and perception. If people are frightened then their mission is threatened.

Wikipedia is the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia. More than 500 million people worldwide visit Wikipedia each month, and at least 75,000 people around the world append or edit the content.

Wikimedia have written more than 34 million articles in 288 different languages over the past few years. Every month, this knowledge is exposed to nearly half a billion people all around the world.

The community of dedicated global users is impassioned about the knowledge and because of their commitment to inquiry and dedication to the privacy has made it feasible for Wikimedia to file today on their behalf.
   

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