What All The Privacy Reform Recommendations Really Mean

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 12:42 PM EST) -- Since unauthorized leaks first disclosed certain bulk collection of commercial data by the U.S. intelligence community nearly eight months ago, debate has raged about the breadth and appropriateness of government surveillance in the world of "big data." At the forefront of this debate has been the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program, under which the agency collects in bulk the telephony metadata of virtually all Americans to aid in national security investigations.

Privacy and civil liberties advocates have argued that the bulk collection is illegal and...
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