Sweeping changes could be on way after panel reviews NSA surveillance policies

Sweeping changes could be on way after panel reviews NSA surveillance policies
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POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:08am

How and when the government can collect information about Americans' phone calls could be about to change.

An advisory panel appointed by the President is recommending new limits on government surveillance programs.

This report, ordered after leaks by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, calls for sweeping changes to the way the government insures national security.

The advisory panel would end the NSA's ability to store massive telephone records or access them without getting a court order.

Instead, storage would be left up to the phone companies themselves.

The report also recommends allowing tech companies to reveal publicly what they've been forced to provide.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1klD3l9

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