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White House Names NSA Review Panel

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

August 23, 2013

In response to the slew of leaks stemming from Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama has reportedly named a panel of four experts to conduct a full review of U.S. surveillance programs, ABC News reports. This “high-level group of outside experts” will reportedly include recent acting head of the CIA Michael Morell, and former White House officials Peter Swire, CIPP/US, Cass Sunstein and Richard Clarke. Two weeks ago, Obama said the panel will “consider how we can maintain the trust of the people (and) how we can make sure that there absolutely is not abuse.” This roundup for The Privacy Advisor looks at reaction to the panel and includes more news on the intelligence community’s attempt at transparency though social media and how Silicon Valley is investing in security start-ups.
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