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PCLOB Recommends Limiting NSA Retention

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

November 5, 2013

Bloomberg reports on comments by David Medine of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) on a potential proposal aimed at reducing how long the National Security Agency may retain records. Medine said the PCLOB is considering a proposal to reduce the length of time records can be held from five years down to three years, and the board may also propose “that foreigners have more privacy protections under an NSA program that intercepts e-mails and other Internet communications,” the report states. Medine, who said the PCLOB is “taking a very hard look” at the NSA surveillance programs, was also interviewed by Deutsche Welle about the PCLOB’s work.
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