November 20, 2013
U.S. court has given the Department of Homeland Security 30 days to
explain why it has not disclosed its plans for a rumored “Internet kill
switch” that could shut down communications in a crisis.
The court order follows a back-and-forth between the department and
the digital rights group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC),
which has been pressuring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to
release the documents.
It began in July 2012 when the EPIC filed a Freedom of Information
Act request with DHS for information on the alleged “kill switch.”