Appellate Court Rules NSA's Phone Data Collection Is Illegal
A federal appellate court ruled Thursday the NSA overstepped its boundaries in its practice of collecting Americans' phone metadata.By Matt Moreno | May 7, 2015
The National Security Agency's practice of collecting Americans' information from telephone calls is illegal, according to a court ruling Thursday.
A federal court ruled, "The telephone metadata program exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized and therefore violates Section 215."
Section 215 is the part of the Patriot Act the NSA has used to justify collecting the phone records of millions of Americans.