According to a recent report by the New York Time, President Obama will unveil new legislation that will put an end to the NSA phone database.
If the proposal is approved, then the NSA will no longer be able to collect bulk phone data and keeps records of it, instead the bulk records will stay in the hands of the phone providers.
The phone companies will not be required to hold the data any longer than they normally would, and the NSA will only be able to get their hands on the information from the phone companies with a Judge’s permission.
At the moment, the NSA retains phone data for 5 years, but phone companies will not be required to hold data for this long.
Phone companies are required to keep phone data for a period of 18 months at the moment, this will not change in the future, and they will not be required to hold the data for longer.
Source New York Times
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