Congress can't hide behind the FISC opinion

I've read a bit of the decision being analyzed. It's not pretty and shows no respect for the 4th Amendment, relying on the idea that business records are not protected and claiming that retrieving call metadata on every single customer is somehow relevant to a terrorism investigation. The opinion specifically authorizes use of metadata analysis to data mine previously unknown connection patterns, and orders certain figleaf data protection methods (such as deleting the data collected after 5 years) that have no possible enforcement mechanism.

This entry was published Fri Sep 20 06:02:33 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-20 06:02:33.0. [Tweet]

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