John Ribeiro reports:
The U.S. government has asked industry for information on whether commercially available services can provide a viable alternative to the government’s holding bulk phone records for a program of the National Security Agency.
The government’s collection of bulk phone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act has been at the center of a privacy controversy since June last year when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the agency was collecting bulk telephony metadata in the U.S. from Verizon.
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Related: RFI – Telephony Metadata Collection Program (Office of the Director of National Intelligence)