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FOIA News: Cause of Action Institute Asks EPA for Report Identifying Officials Using Encryption Apps

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EPA Has A Report Identifying Officials Using Encryption Apps, And This Legal Group Wants It Made Public

By Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, Aug. 31, 2017

A public interest law firm is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hand over an internal report identifying employees who downloaded encrypted messaging apps on their mobile phones.

“Information on how many employees downloaded Signal onto their work phones is vital for the public to understand how widespread this problem may be at the agency,” Ryan Mulvey, counsel at the right-leaning Cause of Action Institute (CoA), told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

CoA’s latest Freedom of Information Act request is part of their months-long investigation to find out how many EPA staffers are using smartphone messaging apps to hide their communications from the Trump administration.

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