David Miranda Wins Limited Injunction Over Seized Data
LONDON — The Guardian newspaper has won a limited injunction against the British government to protect items seized from the partner of a journalist who has written stories tied to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Lawyers for David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, said the seized items contain confidential information. It asked the High Court to prevent the government from "inspecting, copying or sharing" the data.
The court granted the order Thursday – except in the cases of "national security."
The injunction will run until Aug. 30.