Obama Orders Creation Of Gov't Surveillance Review Group

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Monday ordered the director of national intelligence to establish a group to evaluate the government's surveillance efforts, in light of privacy concerns raised by recent reports that the National Security Agency is collecting vast amounts of phone and Internet records.

The new group of outside experts will assess whether the government's data-collection capabilities strike the appropriate balance between protecting national security and guarding against the unauthorized disclosure of individuals' personal data, and how recent advancements in technology have impacted this balance, according...
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