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In Canada and U.S., Spying Reviews Underway

SURVEILLANCE

September 6, 2013

In the U.S., the surveillance review board recently named by the White House is slated to meet with privacy advocates and representatives from technology companies in two separate meetings Monday, The Hill reports. A White House spokeswoman said it is not a “White House meeting” and a list of who will be attending has yet to be disclosed. Additionally, President Barack Obama addressed National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program disclosures, saying, “I can give assurances to the publics in Europe and around the world that we’re not going around snooping at people’s e-mails or listening to their phone calls.” Meanwhile, Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner has already said it is conducting a review “to gauge whether spy agencies here are also targeting Canadians,” National Post reports.
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