NSA Cops To Willful Surveillance Overreach

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The National Security Agency conceded on Thursday that it has at times intentionally exceeded its authority in conducting surveillance but says such willful violations have not run afoul of two key laws at the heart of the growing government spying scandal.

In a statement provided to Law360, the agency says that none of the “very rare” incidents in which it has intentionally overstepped its surveillance powers have violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or the Patriot Act, emphasizing that it held such breaches to be unacceptable. ...
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