US court overturns NSA bulk collection of phone records

Friday 8 May 2015 | 08:27 CET | News
A federal appeals court in New York ruled that the National Security Agency's programme collecting Americans' phone records in bulk is illegal. In a 97-page ruling, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a provision of the U.S.A. Patriot Act, known as Section 215, cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow the bulk collection of domestic calling records, the New York Times reports. The provision of the act used to justify the bulk data programme is to expire 01 June, and Congress is considering whether to extend or amend the

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