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Congress Investigation Finds FDA Whistleblower Surveillance Program Unlawful

In Archive, FDA, Politics, Surveillance on March 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

02/26/2014

A congressional investigation into a surveillance program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which was “unprecedented in scope and intensity” and directed at whistleblowers working within the agency, concluded that the spying operation was unlawful.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley released a joint report on the program initiated in April 2010, which they described in a press release as a “highly-invasive surveillance program that monitored employees who contacted Congress and the media with concerns about FDA’s medical device approval process.”

More:

Kevin GosztolaCongressional Investigation Finds FDA’s Unprecedented Whistleblower Surveillance Program Was Unlawful & FDA Targeted Whistleblowers Over Information That Public Should Have Right to Know

HHS IG Report: Review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Computer Monitoring of Certain Employees in Its Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Related Links:

Vast F.D.A. Effort Tracked E-Mails of Its Scientists (Docs)

FDA Staffers Sue Agency Over Surveillance of Personal E-Mail (Docs)

FDA Spy Program Documents

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