NSA’s massive collection of phone records illegal


A man talks on his phone while standing a street in New York, New York, USA, 07 May 2015.

A US Special Court announced its decision on Thursday

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that NSA’s massive collection of phone records is illegal.

According to the Court, the telephone metadata collection program, is not in line with the Patriot Act, approved by the Congress. The laws used as a justification for the collection of the phone records, “have never been interpreted to authorise anything approaching the breadth of the sweeping surveillance at issue here,” the court stressed.

The metadata collection programme wa...

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now