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ACLU Sues Over Government Phone Data Dragnet

Concerned about the government dragnet on phone data? Then you’re with the ACLU on this one. The civil liberties group filed a lawsuit against the feds today.

The ACLU suit filed in New York’s Southern District seeks a federal court order declaring the mass call logging in violation of federal law that governs foreign intelligence surveillance, as well as constitutional free speech and search-and-seizure protections.

The ACLU is also asking that the court stop the data collection and require the destruction of records already collected.

If this data dragnet stands, there will be no limits to government collection of anything and everything that law abiding citizens now consider personal and private.

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