Obama to force US intelligence agencies to delete irrelevant snooped data and calls


President Obama will announce new rules on Tuesday that will require US intelligence analysts to delete any irrelevant information and correspondence it collects on Americans and foreign nationals, reports The New York Times. The orders will decree that intelligence agencies like the CIA and the NSA must immediately delete any calls and emails made by Americans that are “determined not to be relevant to foreign intelligence.” However, similar correspondence collected from foreigners in the course of surveillance exercises may be held for up to five years before being deleted. In addition, the White House will regularly review the NSA’s monitoring…

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