Saturday August 10, 2013

Four NSA Reform Initiatives Outlined

The President addressed reporters at a Friday afternoon White House press conference, outlining the steps to be taken designed to regain the confidence of the American people and foreign governments alike. The press conference was scheduled only a day after the President conferred with tech executives on technology and privacy issues.

To build greater confidence, I think we should consider some additional changes to the FISC. One of the concerns that people raise is that a judge reviewing a request from the government to conduct programmatic surveillance only hears one side of the story, may tilt it too far in favor of security, may not pay enough attention to liberty.