Patriot Act

NSA’s telephone metadata collection not authorized by Patriot Act – appeals court

The collection of telephone metadata by US intelligence services “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized,” a federal appeals court has ruled in a major blow to the National Security Agency. On Thursday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the American Civil Liberties Union can sue the director of national […]

Fisa court: no telecoms company has ever challenged phone records orders

Judge says requests for mass customer data have not been challenged “despite the mechanism for doing so.” No telecommunications company has ever challenged the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court’s orders for bulk phone records under the Patriot Act, the court revealed on Tuesday.