Monument Policy Group is working for a coalition of Internet companies that pushes for “sensible limitations” on Uncle Sam’s ability to compel service providers to fork over user data.

The Reform Government Surveillance group wants guidelines that will respect the privacy rights of their customers.

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The Washington-based organization acknowledges the need for governments to “take action to protect citizens’ safety and security.” At the same time, RGS “government law enforcement and intelligence efforts” to be “rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent and subject to oversight.”

Google, AOL, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo are members of the coalition, which believes the free flow of information is essential to robust growth in the world’s economy.