Obama promises end to telecom data NSAs mass storage




The U.S. government proposes a law for that purpose would have to stop accumulating large-scale telecom data in the U.S. by the NSA to an end. The NSA telecom data can not save yourself. The law does not apply to telecom data from Dutch.

The NSA is now the U.S. telecom data it collects store five years. Part of the new proposal is that storage lapses and that the telecom providers in the U.S. no longer need to keep than they have been doing since the data: one year. Obama initially wanted to limit stretch, but the telecom industry was against it and keeping old data the NSA would not yield much.

Under the new proposal, the NSA may directives about getting telecom data issue that must be approved by the court and which the providers can object. Once in force, the directive than the providers have to provide directly the requested information and this could also be, which must be presented, including new calls after the directive case on a continuous basis writes the New York Times.

In addition, the NSA also data on the basis of two ‘hops’ request: this relates to Belgian data of customers who are not suspected, but can be related to a person against whom the investigation or even to contact that person. Which have to be with the provider who receives queries and to provide the data. No customer

According to the Guardian, that the bill has been seen, it is not only to Belgian data, but also e-mails, and does not require a review by the court in all cases. Even after approval by an Attorney General and the top of the national intelligence withdrawals could legally take place. Obama has asked for an extension of the current situation in 90 days, pending consideration of the bill.

This is just to metadata calls and emails of Americans, the data from people outside the U.S., including Dutch and Belgians, is not covered. That the NSA should therefore continue to save unlimited if it wants to.


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