The ACLU has also sent a letter [text] to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling on the FCC to reverse its decision not to investigate [JURIST report] telecom information-sharing activities. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said that the FCC cannot adequately investigate the claims because they do not have access to classified documents, but FCC Commissioner Michael Copps last week said that a probe was necessary [JURIST report] to determine whether a violation of Section 222 [text] or any other provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 [text] occurred. During Senate confirmation hearings last week on his nomination to head the CIA, former NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden refused to comment [JURIST report] on the alleged data pooling program revealed by USA Today two weeks ago. AP has more.
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