US adopts new rules on NSA telecom data collection

Sunday 29 November 2015 | 10:29 CET | News
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has thrown out a lower court ruling that would have blocked the NSA from collecting phone metadata in the US. The court found insufficient grounds for a preliminary injunction recommended by the lower court, reports Reuters. The NSA's programme, based on the Patriot Act, was allowed to continue for 180 days to the end of November under the June USA Freedom Act. It requires phone companies and ISPs such as AT&T and Verizon to collect records the same way that they do for billing purposes. Instead of feeding metadata to US intelligence agencies on a

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