President Obama to Propose End to NSA Bulk Phone Data Collection


Published 03/25 2014 11:01AM

Updated 03/25 2014 01:46PM

The Obama administration is to propose a law banning the systematic collection of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency.

The legislation would prevent the spy agency from bulk-harvesting calling records from phone companies. Instead, companies would keep the data and the NSA would have to request it using a new kind of court order, according to The New York Times.

President Barack Obama announced in January that he wanted to end intelligence-gathering practices that involved the government storing broad collections of phone and electronic communication data.

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