The criticized phone program for collection of metadata will end on Friday as informed by a senior official to Agency France-Presse. The responsible for making the official announcement will be the U.S. President Barack Obama.
The president is preparing to address the the Department of Justice at 16h00 GMT, about the reforms to the system of electronic surveillance. According to the source, Obama will order the transition that will end the current telephone program for collection of metadata.
He mentioned that the U.S. will pass to have “a program that preserves the capabilities we need without the necessity of government to save that metadata”.
He also said that “the president considers that the program has significant capabilities that will allow us to deal with terrorism, but we can and should be able to preserve those capabilities in response to concerns about privacy and civil liberty arising from the fact that the Government retains the metadata. “