US lawmakers battles over the power of NSA surveillance

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U.S. lawmakers are battling over how far its spy agencies can go to collect American’s phone records and other data after controversial parts of the Patriot Act expired at midnight on Sunday.

CCTV-America’s Jim Spellman files the report.

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U.S. lawmakers battles over the power of NSA surveillance

U.S. lawmakers battles over the power of NSA surveillance

U.S. lawmakers are battling over how far its spy agencies can go to collect Americans' phone records and other data after controversial parts of the Patriot Act expired at midnight on Sunday. CCTV-America's Jim Spellman files the report.

Hightlights:

 

  • NSA bulk metadata collection that has targeted millions of innocent people, a so-called “Lone Wolf” provision that allows U-S authorities to track suspected terrorists who aren’t part of a known terror group and roving wiretaps that allow the tracking of multiple phone lines under a single court order.
  • Leading the efforts to block the new law is Senator Rand Paul. The presidential hopeful argues the trade off of civil liberties for security is a bad deal.