Posted by Kevin on July 28, 2015.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced yesterday that the NSA will cease analytic access to its collection of historical metadata (that is, the data collected under Section 215 prior to the new authorization under the USA FREEDOM Act from 29 June 2015 onwards).
Furthermore, the NSA will destroy that data as soon as its legal obligation to preserve it for ongoing litigation is either relieved or passes.
NSA will destroy the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata upon expiration of its litigation preservation obligations.
Yeah, right. We didn’t know it was collected, so how will we know it is destroyed? And let’s hope that the NSA is more successful in this than the British Police have been in destroying collected innocent DNA as required by the EU.Share This: