Senators Want Privacy Board To Investigate NSA Surveillance

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday asked the government's privacy and civil liberties panel to independently investigate the National Security Agency’s controversial phone records and data collection programs.

The letter — penned by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and cosigned by 12 other senators — asked the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to investigate whether the dragnet data collections are lawful or overly intrusive.

"We respectfully request that you make it an urgent priority to investigate the programs ... and determine whether they (1)...
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