Another Day, Another Phone Call Collection Database (DEA Edition)

The government stored the numbers, the time and date of the call and the length, but the database did not include names or other personal identifying information or the content of the conversation. The government said it collected calls between Americans and people in countries that had connections to international drug trafficking and related criminal activities. Depending on how broadly the government interpreted that definition, it could have collected information on calls to many countries around the world.

But, of course.

via D.E.A. Kept Telephone Records on Americans, Justice Department Says – NYTimes.com.

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