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Privacy group blocks NSA from destroying phone records, calls them evidence

11
Mar
2014

A US judge has temporarily stopped the National Security Agency (NSA) from destroying phone metadata it collected, thanks to an intervention by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The privacy watchdog argued that the documents were key to upcoming lawsuits stemming from mass surveillance revelations revealed by Edward Snowden. Ironically, the spy agency itself wants to preserve the records for security reasons, but a foreign surveillance court ordered them destroyed.

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