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U.S. Justice Department Seeks Appeal On NSA Metadata Programs



/ 3 years ago

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We recently brought you the story on a Federal Judge in America stating that the NSA’s metadata programs or put more simply it’s surveillance programs were a vital tool to protect Americans and their safety. However before this ruling another Federal Judge ruled that the Surveillance programs were likely unconstitutional and in breach of the Fourth Amendment which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Well it looks like the White House didn’t approve of this ruling and are now looking at overturning the ruling.

The U.S. Justice Department filed an appeal on Friday to overturn the ruling made by Federal Judge Richard Leon, who called the data collection an “indiscriminate and arbitrary invasion of Americans’ privacy.”  With U.S. District Judge William Pauley stating that the Governments effort to collect every piece of data it can is a vital tool to protecting America and it’s citizens and it falls within the confines of U.S. law. It looks like this issue which first came to light after whistle-blower Edward Snowden, a former NSA Contractor started releasing information about the NSA’s methods of surveillance to the public.

This story has been an interesting one and one that has been in the news for the better half of last year and now with the legal mess happening in America, this matter will likely get even messier and probably end up in the Supreme Court. We’ll bring you more information on this story when it becomes available.

Thank you ZDNet for providing us with this information

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