CDT – President Supports End to NSA Bulk Collection; Fails to Provide Clear Path Forward

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 17, 2014

News release: “Far more needs to be done to restore the faith of the American people and repair the damage done globally to the U.S. reputation as a defender of human rights on the Internet. We certainly welcome judicial review of metadata queries, the support for more transparency about surveillance, a voice for civil liberties at the FISA Court proceedings, and greater consideration of the rights of people outside the United States. The lack of specifics in the President’s remarks and in the directive he issued today means that this is only the beginning of a much-needed conversation, not the end. At any rate, these proposed changes do not fully address the fundamental problem of bulk collection of personal metadata and fail to adequately protect the rights of people around the world,” GregNojeim, Director of CDT’s Project on Freedom, Security and Surveillance.” See also:

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