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Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy

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Almost two years after the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed to  the Guardian that the Patriot Act was secretly being used to justify  the collection of phone records from millions of Americans, critics of bulk surveillance went further than expected and forced the end of a range of other legal authorities covered by the Bush era Patriot  Act as well. The expired provisions, subject to a "sunset" clause  from the beginning of June, are likely to be replaced later this week  with new legislation - the USA Freedom Act - which permanently bans the  NSA from collecting telephone records in bulk. In the south Garda secrecy delays the release of information on the  Kingsmills massacre, while in the north the DUP version of Sarah's Act  which allows parents of children contacted by adults, to gain access  to any record of paedophilia by that adult, moves towards completion.



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