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Obama plans new controls on communications data collection

Monday 20 January 2014 | 09:03 CET | News
US President Barack Obama announced plans to curtail the government's mass collection of communications data, the Wall Street Journal reports. One of the biggest changes could see communications providers required to store customer data for eventual law enforcement use, rather than the current system where the government keeps such records. Obama said the government would stop storing the telephone data on NSA computers, but he hasn't determined whether the databases will be managed by phone companies or a third party. The attorney general and intelligence officials will work with Congress to

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