Judge: NSA Collection of Phone Data is Lawful

U.S. District Judge William Pauley


NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. judge has concluded that the National Security Agency's sweeping collection of telephone data is lawful, rejecting a challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union to the program.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Friday said there was no evidence that the government had used any of the so-called "bulk telephony metadata" it had collected for any reason other than to investigate and disrupt terrorist attacks.