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USA: National Security Agency (NSA) possesses database on Americans’ domestic phone calls

A US newspaper disclosed that the NSA has created a database of telephone records of American citizens from information provided by telephone companies. These revelations prompted lawsuits against telephone companies, aimed at preventing the transfer of such records. The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) adopted a resolution seeking further information from the President and the Department of Defense about domestic surveillance without judicial warrant. The Department of Justice closed its inquiry into the NSA warrantless eavesdropping programme due to a refusal by the Agency to give security clearance to lawyers from the Department.

HJC Resolution NGO Statement Press Article 1 Press Article 2