CIA for the first time in 35 years, has updated the rules of collection of information about Americans

Central intelligence Agency (CIA) for the first time in 35 years, has updated the rules for collecting, storing and analyzing information about Americans. This was reported on the website of the Department.

General counsel of the CIA, Caroline KRASS, speaking at the briefing, said that the document was developed in a form that protects privacy and civil rights of Americans, according to Reuters.

In particular, the new regulations limit to five years the retention period information that has not been studied and sought after.

It clarifies the Agency, the CIA, to a lesser extent than the other intelligence agencies involved in the collection of data about Americans. However, a week ago, the outgoing President Barack Obama endorsed the principles of interaction between special services, which, in particular, facilitate the exchange of data between them.

18 January it was reported that the CIA released about 12 million pages of documents relating to the activities of the Department in the period from 1940 to 1990. The declassified records include reports on policy and intelligence operations. In addition, some of the files to some extent shed light on the activities of the Department during the wars in Vietnam and Korea and the cold war.