Research Blog 2

N.S.A. Collection of Bulk Call Data Is Ruled Illegal

-What does the Patriot Act specifically allow?

-Which of our rights are being violated?

-Congress has yet to make a decision about the fate of this program

-France is pushing for more domestic spying

-The House of Representatives is formulating a bill that will limit the Patriot Acts reaches and keep it from violating US citizens rights.

-How will the USA Freedom Act fix the problems with the program while allowing the NSA to still do their jobs?

-Some argue that the USA Freedom Act is extremely detrimental to the NSA processes and that it will be nearly impossible to find valuable information on potential threats to the country.

-NSA keeps phone records going back 5 years

-This program was started under President George W Bush in reaction to the 9/11 attack.

-Is bulk data collection constitutional, regardless of any laws made?


The federal appeals court ruled NSA’s bulk phone record collection as illegal. This helps congress’s decision; whether to replace or extend the program without modification.


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