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Thursday, December 19, 2013

"White House Panel Recommends Limits on NSA Surveillance"

FourthAmendment.com excerpts and links to this article.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2013/12/white-house-panel-recommends-limits-on-nsa-surveillance.html

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Though it has been widely reported that surveillance "collection" has been curtailed. In actuality, it is the "storage" that is specifically mentioned.

"We recommend that Congress should end such 'storage' and transition to a system in which such meta-data is held privately for the government to query when necessary for national security purposes." - page 17.

They should not be permitted to collect and store mass, undigested, non-public personal information about US persons for the purpose of enabling future queries and data-mining for foreign intelligence purposes. - page 17.

This leaves room for still collecting it, just storing it somewhere else.

Posted by: Broden Mickelsen | Dec 23, 2013 6:06:11 PM

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