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Court case makes FBI lift lid on private data requests

Tuesday 1 December 2015 | 10:05 CET | News
The FBI issues several thousand national security letters (NSL) a year, and at one point over 50,000 annually, a measure available since the 1970s but whose use exploded after the Patriot Act of 2001, Reuter reports, citing a public filing in a case between Calyx Internet Access founder Nicholas Merrill against the FBI. In the filing, the FBI said that its NSLs no longer seek accesses suspects' location data. NSLs allows intelligence agencies to obtain recordings of phone calls and website visit records, products purchased and mobile location data without judicial oversight. NSLs are

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Countries: United States
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