House Bill Would Keep NSA From Holding Phone Data

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 2:47 PM EDT) -- House Intelligence Committee leadership unveiled a bipartisan bill Tuesday implementing the Obama administration’s proposal to end the National Security Agency’s harvesting of domestic telephone records and rely on telecommunications providers instead to conduct data queries.

Floated by committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R.-Mich., and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., the legislation would prohibit the government from holding the bulk metadata currently collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and lay out a path for the government to obtain such information from phone companies based on targeted search...
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