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Daily Dashboard | Trump considering permanent renewal of controversial surveillance law Related reading: CSIS warns Privacy Act changes could have significant impact


The Washington Post reports the Trump administration is preparing to call for the full reauthorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which permits the collecting and analyzing of Americans’ phone records by the U.S. National Security Agency as part of terrorism investigations. The last revision to Section 215 came in 2015 as part of the USA Freedom Act when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the government's collection and scanning of American phone logs as part of searches for potential terrorist plots. Those call logs featured call time, date and duration, as well as the people on the call. Last year, the NSA said that it suspended the surveillance practices under Section 215. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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