Senator Biden in 2006: We should not collect data on Citizens Phone Calls – Could we have one reporter covering the Vice-President to remind Biden of flip-flop on monitoring and storing metadata on Citizens phone calls?
What is metadata? My colleagues Ben Wizner and Jay Stanley explained it well in this op-ed.
But don’t take our word on how sensitive metadata is. Here’s then–Senator Joe Biden, in a clip featured on The Daily Show Monday night, criticizing a similar call record-collection program revealed in 2006 under the Bush administration, and explaining how studying your call habits can be “very, very intrusive”