Google, NSA Spar Over Senate Bill To Improve Disclosures

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- A Google Inc. official told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday that legislation to shine more light on government requests for user data was vital to avoid a costly splintering of the Internet, despite warnings from U.S. officials that detailed disclosures would provide adversaries with a surveillance "road map."

The government, Google and other stakeholders from the private sector aired their views during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law hearing that was convened to consider S. 1452, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013,...
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