Civil Rights Orgs Urge NSA To Release Call Detail Records

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Two dozen civil liberties groups have asked that U.S. authorities provide a breakdown of the more than 540 million phone records collected by the National Security Agency last year, citing transparency rules in a 2015 law that scaled back the government's ability to collect American phone records in bulk.

The groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and digital rights groups Access Now, the Electronic Information Privacy Center and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Thursday in letters to the House Judiciary Committee leadership and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that the data is "particularly important" given that U.S. spy chiefs...

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