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A Look at the Work of Sen. Wyden

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

October 23, 2013

The Atlantic profiles the work of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) around U.S. surveillance, privacy and civil liberties and how it could lead to surveillance reform. Last month, together with Sens. Mark Udall (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rand Paul (R-KY), Wyden introduced legislation with the intent of curbing some of the National Security Administration’s powers. Wyden is particularly focused on the agency’s use of geolocation. And last week, The Washington Post wrote, “If the public and the media should learn one thing from the revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, it’s to pay very careful attention to what Sen. Ron Wyden says.”
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