In a new report, the Wall Street Journal says the request was filed by the Justice Department, citing lawsuits being filed against the administration’s data collection program from groups including the American Civil Liberties Union.
The request came on the same day that Slashgear reported on a leak of possible administration reforms to the NSA program. Some of the ideas include scrapping the data collection program altogether or asking private telephone companies to collect and house the raw data themselves. However, the private companies are reportedly reluctant to take on the data collection burden out of fears it would open them up to lawsuits similar to those being filed against the government.
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