Tuesday December 15, 2015

EFF: DEA Has Deleted Its Phone Call Database

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced today that it has confirmation that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s practice of collecting bulk phone call data has stopped and that the database has finally been destroyed.

From the 1990s to 2013, the DEA secretly and illegally collected billions of records of Americans’ international calls to hundreds of countries around the world. In April 2015, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client, Human Rights Watch, challenging the constitutionality of the program and seeking to have the records purged from the government’s possession.

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