Swire, Peter. The USA Freedom Act: A Partial Response to European Concerns about NSA Surveillance. Working Paper GTJMCE 2015-1. Sam Nunn School of International Affairs – Georgia Institute of Technology.
“In June 2015, the Congress adopted and President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act, the biggest pro-privacy change to U.S. intelligence law in nearly 40 years . To a significant extent it reflects recommendations suggested by President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. It also follows on from a series of pro-privacy reforms adopted by the Administration. Collectively, these reforms go a considerable way towards addressing European concerns about U.S. surveillance practices, although there is still a considerable way to go. The USA Freedom Act, although focused on domestic surveillance, provides encouragement that U.S. surveillance policy will continue to be reformed in a pro-privacy direction.”