"The ripples from Riley may extend to the NSA’s surveillance practices, too, says Jennifer Granick, director of Civil Liberties at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. She points out that the NSA has used the same third-party doctrine arguments to justify its collection of Americans’ phone data under section 215 of the Patriot Act. “What will this mean for the NSA’s bulk collection of call detail records and other so-called ‘metadata’?” she asks in a blog post. “The opinion suggests that when the Court has that question before it, the government’s approach may not win the day.”"
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