Friday, March 23, 2012

New counterterrorism guidelines permit data on U.S. citizens to be held longer - The Washington Post

New counterterrorism guidelines permit data on U.S. citizens to be held longer - The Washington Post: 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.

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