NSA Surveillance Programs To Come Under Senate Scrutiny

Law360, San Diego (August 12, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT) -- The chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Friday the panel plans to hold a series of hearings this fall to take a closer look at the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the committee and has backed the legitimacy of the programs, said the committee’s review of all intelligence data-collection programs involving U.S. citizens will be made a priority and will be used to craft proposals to boost transparency and improve privacy protections for the...
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