Justice Dept. petitions for right to retain metadata collection indefinitely

By Techdirt
Thursday, February 27, 2014 16:16 EDT
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Attorney General Eric Holder
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DOJ Asks To Hang Onto Bulk Collections Longer, Citing Need To ‘Preserve’ Evidence It Has No Intention Of Presenting In Court (via Techdirt)

The DOJ is asking the courts to extend the amount of time it can hold onto bulk metadata records. The use-by date is normally five years, but the DOJ wants more time. It’s stated reason for the request is to prevent spoliation of evidence that might…

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