NSA Review Board To Meet with Advocates, Tech
SURVEILLANCESeptember 5, 2013
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 European Union concerns about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program disclosures. “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, Brazilian telecom regulator Anatel is reviewing contracts between national operators and foreign businesses to investigate possible privacy breaches in the wake of the NSA disclosures.