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Counterterrorism center can keep data on Americans for longer – CNN

On March 23, 2012, CNN's national security blog reported that the Obama Administration has

"revised guidelines to allow the National Counterterrorism Center access to data about Americans that it can search and store for a longer period of time, even if that information is not related to terrorism."

According to the article, the center would now be able to store information for up to five years, an increase from a 2008 guideline that capped storage at 18 months.  CNN reports that the move stems from a growing concern that the intelligence community lacks the proper database to make important connections in an effort to stop terrorist attacks.

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