NSA Continues Personal Data Collection Despite Patriot Act Expiry – Assange

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US Patriot Act authorizing domestic surveillance will expire on May 31 unless it is extended or replaced with another bill.

“Our sources say that the NSA is not too concerned. That it has secret interpretations of other authorities that give it much the same power that it would have had under the secret interpretation of the 215 and other areas of the US Patriot Act,” Assange said in an interview with the Democracy Now news program.

Section 215 of the act has been interpreted by the NSA to justify the mass surveillance program on US citizens, disclosed by the agency’s former contractor Edward Snowden in 2013.

Full article: NSA Continues Personal Data Collection Despite Patriot Act Expiry – Assange (Sputnik News)

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