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NSA Data Storage Poses Risk to Civil Liberties, Watchdog Says

An audit conducted by the National Security Agency inspector general raises questions about the intelligence agency’s data retention policies.

The National Security Agency collects and stores a gargantuan amount of signals intelligence data in various databases and its own cloud, but a December audit by its inspector general suggests the agency’s penchant for keeping some data too long could pose civil liberties concerns.

The audit defines SIGINT data as communications or electronics intelligence or foreign instrumentation intelligence collected pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Executive Order 12333.

Source: NSA Data Storage Poses Risk to Civil Liberties, Watchdog Says – Nextgov

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