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NSA can collect bulk data for six month transition period

Thursday 2 July 2015 | 08:43 CET | News
The US National Security Agency (NSA) can resume bulk data collection of Americans' phone metadata during a six month transitional period, following a decision by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The court found that the continuation of the NSA's bulk telephony metadata programme was consistent with the USA Freedom Act, signed into law on 2 June, and the Fourth Amendment. The USA Freedom Act replaced the USA Patriot Act, and requires call metadata to be held by telecom operators, rather than the government. Individual orders from the FISC are now necessary to obtain data

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