NSA Surveillance Update: After Patriot Act Renewal, Agency To Limit Spying, Phone Record Metadata Storage By November

Following the conclusion of ongoing civil lawsuits, the National Security Agency plans on purging historically gathered phone record metadata that has come under scrutiny following revelations of massive surveillance programs and policies developed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The federal agency will no longer keep data past 180 days of its collection, and old metadata will be used only in relation to the ongoing lawsuits, according to a statement.

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