Besides, the phone carriers' databases are not the only databases containing our text messages.
The NCTC reviews something like 120 databases, processing 10,000 to 20,000 pieces of information every day.
The court recently ruled the databases were equivalent to the records and the information contained within them.
A set of data grouped together in one location in (or accessible by) a computer. A computerized database has been likened to an electronic filing cabinet of information arranged for easy access or for a specific purpose.