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Submission + - New law permits data on U.S. citizens to be held longer (washingtonpost.com)

arnott writes: "The Obama administration has approved guidelines that allow counterterrorism officials to lengthen the period of time they retain information about U.S. residents, even if they have no known connection to terrorism.
The changes allow the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the intelligence community’s clearinghouse for terrorism data, to keep information for up to five years. Previously, the center was required to promptly destroy — generally within 180 days — any information about U.S. citizens or residents unless a connection to terrorism was evident.

“Total Information Awareness”. How about TIA for the people about the government ?"

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New law permits data on U.S. citizens to be held longer

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