US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Trump dubs NSA's call record purge 'a disgrace'

ANI | Updated: Jul 03, 2018 21:09 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], July 3 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday called National Security Agency's (NSA) decision to delete 685 million calls records a "disgrace."
Last week, NSA announced that it is deleting call and text records, dating back to 2015, after facing "technical irregularities".
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote: "Wow! The NSA has deleted 685 million phone calls and text messages. Privacy violations? They blame technical irregularities. Such a disgrace. The Witch Hunt continues!"

In a statement, NSA said: "Because it was infeasible to identify and isolate properly produced data, NSA concluded that it should not use any of the (call detail records). Consequently, NSA, in consultation with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, decided that the appropriate course of action was to delete all records collected." (ANI)