DreamHost filed legal arguments Friday in opposition to a request by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for personally identifiable information, including IP addresses, for 1.3 million website visits, according to an announcement on the company’s blog.
DreamHost is the host of website disruptj20.org, which was dedicated to organizing protests during the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20. It received a grand jury subpoena soon after the inauguration and protests, and complied by providing the government with information about the website owner.
In July, the DOJ issuing a search warrant (PDF) to DreamHost seeking visitor logs, contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people from the website. The company calls this attempt “a strong example of investigatory overreach and a clear abuse of government authority” in the blog post, and challenged the request in inquiries to the DOJ. The DOJ responded by filing a motion (PDF) to compel the host to comply with the warrant.
DreamHost received 466 requests for information from governments in 2014, and VP of Brand & Community Brett Dunst told the WHIR that the number of requests the company receives from law enforcement is reasonably consistent from year to year. The motion for disruptj20.org data is different from most law enforcement requests in procedure and scope, according to Dunst.
“It is unusual because the motion to compel came after we had basically asked for

 

DreamHost filed legal arguments Friday in opposition to a request by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for personally identifiable information, including IP addresses, for 1.3 million website visits, according to an announcement on the company’s blog.
DreamHost is the host of website disruptj20.org, which was dedicated to organizing protests during the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20. It received a grand jury subpoena soon after the inauguration and protests, and complied by providing the government with information about the website owner.
In July, the DOJ issuing a search warrant (PDF) to DreamHost seeking visitor logs, contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people from the website. The company calls this attempt “a strong example of investigatory overreach and a clear abuse of government authority” in the blog post, and challenged the request in inquiries to the DOJ. The DOJ responded by filing a motion (PDF) to compel the host to comply with the warrant.
DreamHost received 466 requests for information from governments in 2014, and VP of Brand & Community Brett Dunst told the WHIR that the number of requests the company receives from law enforcement is reasonably consistent from year to year. The motion for disruptj20.org data is different from most law enforcement requests in procedure and scope, according to Dunst.
“It is unusual because the motion to compel came after we had basically asked for

 

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