WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency says that the delete call records after “irregularities” caused the agency to collect records it was not authorized to receive it.
The agency says in a statement that Thursday began removing records in May after “analysts noted technical irregularities in some of the data received in the field of telecommunications service providers.”
The records date back to 2015 and were obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The statement adds that “the cause of the problem has been addressed” for the future of the call record to collect.
In a written follow-up statement to The Associated Press, the NSA, says: “after a court-authorized process,” but technical irregularities resulted in the production of some of the call records that the NSA “was not authorized to receive.”