Obama Outlines Broad US Surveillance Reforms

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 1:49 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Friday outlined a series of sweeping reforms to the federal government’s controversial surveillance tactics, including limiting the National Security Agency’s access to domestic phone records and curbing the FBI’s use of so-called national security letters.

In a highly anticipated speech at the U.S. Department of Justice, Obama revealed that he would either adopt administratively or seek to codify in Congress several “concrete and substantial reforms” to the government’s intelligence-gathering efforts in light of the leak of classified documents by former government contractor...
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