As the AP reports, previously the National Counterterrorism Center, was legally obliged to immediately destroy information that it gathered about American citizens if it found no clear links to terrorism. Not any more! The Obama administration will allow US spy agencies to keep records on innocent Americans without oversight for up to five years.
“Following the failed terrorist attack in December 2009, representatives of the counter-terrorism community concluded it is vital for NCTC to be provided with a variety of data sets from various agencies that contain terrorism information,” National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr. said in a statement late Thursday.
“The ability to search against these data sets for up to five years on a continuing basis as these updated guidelines permit will enable NCTC to accomplish its mission more practically and effectively.”
Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center said of the new guidelines; “It is a vast expansion of the government’s surveillance authority. The fact that this data can be retained for five years on U.S. citizens for whom there’s no evidence of criminal conduct is very disturbing.”
An Obama administration official said that privacy will be safeguarded because there are strict measures in place to ensure that any intelligence gathered on American citizens “is likely to contain significant terrorism information.”
If the Obama administration safeguards our private information as well as they handled ‘Fast & Furious”, we’re in deep dung! And who do they think they are kidding. Once this information is obtained, they’ll keep it forever and continue to collect more because that’s what Communist do.
We citizens have plenty of reasons not to trust the Obama administration, and if the administration had followed the constitution instead of their Marxist beliefs, they would have no reason to regard us as their enemies.
“We The People” must stand together and fight for freedom. We can defeat the Communism being forced on us by voting these radical termites out of office.
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