Gov't Seeks To Hold Call Data For More Than 5 Years

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 7:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Tuesday asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow the National Security Agency to keep bulk telephone call records for more than five years in order to comply with evidence preservation rules in several lawsuits that have attacked the program.

With authorization from the FISC, the NSA is allowed to sweep up vast troves of phone records — or metadata — on millions of Americans from telecommunications companies to analyze for links to terrorism. It is currently allowed to keep that information for...
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