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Internet giant is now taking on the -- in the outcome could have a big impact on your privacy.
-- -- is reportedly the first major company to openly challenge the FBI's controversial data gathering process.
Its so called national security letters.
Basically the feds secretly request users' information from online and telecommunications companies.
They ask for things like people's names addresses and how long they used a particular service no court approval is required.
And the companies are not allowed to disclose the requests.
Fox Business rich -- -- with more live from our Washington newsroom rich has the government responded yeah.
Thought yes John no comment because of these sensitive information involved here the details of this case are secret.
The FBI says he refuses to comment on such -- proceedings.
Now the FBI has previously defended this type of information collecting calling it an indispensable way to protect the nation's security.
And fight terrorism John.
This comes after a pretty big ruling.
Right and by the same judge hearing this school challenge less than a month ago district judge Susan we will stay in ruled the government demands for records from.
Communications companies banks and others without the okay from a judge.
Now a group involved with that case the electronic frontier foundation tells Fox Business.
That it's great to see a major service provider like -- with hundreds of millions of users stand up for the rule of law.
John Richardson in Washington acts.
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