(The Hosting News) – The Obama administration is planning on revealing a new proposal this week that could end the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records that has alarmed many about the lack of privacy from the government.
According to a report from CNet, the proposal would require the NSA to seek permission from a judge before obtaining phone records from phone companies.
The administration is expected to address Section 215, a program that has allowed the NSA to keep bulk phone data for up to five years, a project that the agency claims was created to uncover terrorists and terrorists threats.
“We have many questions about the details, but we agree with the administration that the NSA’s bulk collection of call records should end,” said the American Civil Liberties Union Jameel Jaffer.”As we’ve argued since the program was disclosed, the government can track suspected terrorists without placing millions of people under permanent surveillance.”
As part of the proposal, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been asked to renew Section 215 for another 90-day cycle until the new plan has been finalized and undergone “major changes.”
President Obama is expected to announce his proposal on Friday.