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Privacy And Civil Liberties Oversight Board releases report on NSA bulk telephone records program

The Privacy And Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has released its report on the National Security Agency’s program of collecting bulk phone call records. Thirteen U.S. Senators asked the PCLOB to investigate two NSA programs (referred to as section 215 and 702 of the USA PATRIOT Act) and the operation of the FISA court. The Board was asked to provide an unclassified report “so that the public and the Congress can have a long overdue debate” about the privacy issues raised. This Report contains the results of the Board’s 215 program study as well as its analysis and recommendations regarding the FISC’s operation. The Board recommends that “The government should end its Section 215 bulk telephone records program.”