Norwegian IT Company Forced to Hand Over Emails to FBI

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The monthly magazine Journalisten wrote that the incident happened in 2010 and 2011. Lysglimt was general manager of e-mail service Runbox, and in March 2013, he was forced to deliver the traffic and e-mails from the servers of the company to the FBI in the United States.

According to Lysglimt, he was first contacted by NCIS in August 2010, where he was asked to assist the American police. But he demanded a court decision. After NCIS got it from the Oslo District Court, he had to give the demanded information.

– I find the whole affair as uncomfortable, not to mention that I can not talk about it with anyone. As I still choose to tell, it’s not because I’m so brave. But when you see what others, like Snowden, is willing, I think it’s a small sacrifice to reveal what happened, says Lysglimt to the magazine.

Hans Jørgen Lysglimt is now also on the parliamentary list of Pirate Party in Oslo for the upcoming elections. 

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