Andre F. Puglie reports:
Colombia is using its spy agencies to collect vast amounts of data on its own citizens without warrants, the Associated Press said based on a report by the London-based advocacy group Privacy International.
Through a system called Integrated Record System, police intelligence units have the ability to collect up to 100 million cell data and 20 million text message records per day without service providers’ knowledge, the group detailed. In many cases, the government’s collection of bulk data is clearly illegal, the Privacy International report alleged.
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