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AT&T Wiretap Whistleblower Fights Senate Deal

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AT&T Wiretap Whistleblower Fights Senate Deal

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AT&T Wiretap Whistleblower Fights Senate Deal

AT&T Wiretap Whistleblower Fights Senate Deal

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In 2002, Mark Klein, a former technician for AT&T, came forward with information that the company was collecting data for the National Security Agency. His testimony was central to several class-action lawsuits against AT&T for its alleged wiretapping.

Klein is now in Washington, D.C., to speak out against a possible Senate deal that would grant immunity to AT&T and the other telecoms for their role in NSA surveillance — effectively nullifying those lawsuits.

Robert Siegel talks with Klein.