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Report on the Telephone Records Program Conducted Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and on the Operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence


Reviews the history and operation of the National Security Agency’s telephone records program, statutory and constitutional issues raised by the program, intelligence benefits and civil liberties harms, and then offers recommendations for needed reforms, including an end to the Section 215 Bulk Records Collection program.   From the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board