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Wiretap Requests From Federal and State Authorities Fell 14% In 2011 64

Posted by samzenpus
from the are-you-listening-to-my-conversation? dept.
coondoggie writes "Federal and state court orders approving the interception of wire, oral or electronic communications dropped 14% in 2011, compared to the number reported in 2010. According to a report issued by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts a total of 2,732 wiretap applications were authorized in 2011 by federal and state courts, with 792 applications by federal authorities and 1,940 applications by 25 states that provide reports. The reduction in wiretaps resulted primarily from a drop in applications for intercepts in narcotics offenses, the report noted."
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Wiretap Requests From Federal and State Authorities Fell 14% In 2011

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