Obama Reveals Surveillance Oversight Reforms

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a number of oversight reforms to government surveillance programs he said were designed to help restore the public’s trust, in the wake of debate stirred by recent document leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Speaking at a press conference, the president said that though he was satisfied surveillance efforts by the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies were both legal and not targeting “ordinary people,” he would take a number of steps to restore public confidence in...
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