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PCLOB to U.S. Intelligence: Update Data-Gathering Guidelines Now

SURVEILLANCE

August 26, 2013

News that NSA analysts knowingly violated surveillance authority over the past decade, and were in fact disciplined for it, is just the latest information drawing attention to U.S. intelligence data-gathering activities. That scrutiny now looks to be leading to active changes. In its first major missive since its resurrection earlier this year, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper telling them the board believes that “key policies and procedures addressing privacy and civil liberties should be kept up to date to take into account new developments including technological advancements.” We roundup this news, a new agreement Germany would like to iron out with the Obama Administration and why the NSA might be a topic at enormous music and tech festival SXSW.
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