May 082015
 May 8, 2015  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Dan Roberts and Sabrina Siddiqui report:

Senate Republicans have conceded they may have to temporarily suspend plans for a long-term reauthorisation of the Patriot Act after a court ruling against its use by the National Security Agency dramatically turned around the prospects for surveillance reform in Washington.

Three US appeal court judges threw the existing plan – to extend the NSA’s power to collect bulk metadata from American phone records for five years – into chaos on Thursday when they ruled that it was unlawful even under the old legislation.

Read more on The Guardian.

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