TG: Reforming the NSA


Reforming the NSA: The Rival Plans to Curb Government Surveillance

By Spencer Ackerman and Nadja Popovich, March 27 2014.

Ten months after Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was collecting US telephone records in bulk, three sets of proposals have emerged to change the way the agency operates. All would end the data collection program in its current form, but there are crucial differences between the rival plans. We take a look at how the proposals compare…

For the comparison, which compares the current system (as employed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama) to Obama’s proposed plan, to the USA Freedom Act (sponsored by the Senate and House Judiciary Committees) and to the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act (sponsored by the House Intelligence Committee), see Spencer Ackerman and Nadja Popovich, Reforming the NSA, The Guardian, March 27 2014.