NSA Spying Repeatedly Fell Outside Privacy Laws: Report

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 5:56 PM ET) -- The National Security Agency violated the privacy rules governing its surveillance activities thousands of times since 2008, according to leaked documents published Thursday that prompted lawmakers and others to step up calls for more meaningful oversight of the government's data collection activities.

According to an internal NSA audit provided to the Washington Post by former government contractor Edward Snowden, the agency breached the rules, regulations and court-ordered procedures for monitoring the communications of foreign targets inside the U.S. and Americans anywhere in the world 2,776 times...
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