A federal judge in California has contradicted the findings of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, saying that phone records and other data involved in lawsuits against the National Security Agency cannot be destroyed. Last week, a FISC judge said that keeping phone data, even those records that are subject to future lawsuits, is unnecessary beyond the current limit of five years. Separately, European leaders are seeking changes to regulations that let U.S. firms process foreign citizens' data.

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