Lawmakers, privacy advocates continue data-retention discussion

06/24/2013 | Computerworld · Hill, The

The National Security Agency PRISM controversy has led to a bill called the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013 regarding consumer telecom data retention and who should retain and protect it. "If the government tries to require the phone companies to retain the data for five years, we would oppose that strongly because it creates huge privacy risks," said Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., said the bill presents "commonsense, practical improvements that will ensure that the broad and powerful surveillance tools being used by the government are subject to appropriate limitations, transparency and oversight."

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