Thursday, November 14, 2013

Obama administration: Accountability for NSA spying would harm Americans’ privacy

Robert Litt
General Councel for the
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Madison Ruppert
End The Lie

Obama administration officials told the Senate today that bringing even limited public accountability to the massive surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) would actually harm the privacy of Americans.

There has been a significant push against bringing any degree of transparency to the NSA, which is hardly surprising given that even Congress was apparently kept in the dark about many of the surveillance programs.

The latest statement came during a meeting of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee during which they debated legislation that would make the government release statistics on the number of Americans who had their data captured by various NSA programs.