White House Releases Report Calling for Major Changes in NSA Programs
Here’s a good backgrounder on the report released today by the White House that proposes reforms to the National Security Agency, from NPR’s All Things Considered: White House Releases Report on NSA Surveillance Program.
The most important recommendations:
- The NSA would cease its programs that collect telephone metadata of US citizens, and instead require telecom companies to store the data.
- Querying this stored data would require a much more specific and stringent legal procedure.
The White House has already signaled they won’t adopt one of the other major recommendations — that the NSA be headed by a civilian instead of a military commander.