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Reforms Urged To Curb NSA Spying

Reforms Urged To Curb NSA Spying
December 19, 2013 1:37PM

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Although the recommendations to rein in NSA snooping are broad, they reflect the concerns of many in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA and related security agencies. This is a good first step but elected officials must keep the pressure on intelligence agencies, said analyst Charles King.

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Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and the other Internet companies that have decried the National Security Agency’s (NSA) snooping tactics may see at least some of the changes they have been demanding. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies just issued a report with 46 recommendations that aim to balance national security, foreign policy, privacy and civil liberties.

Dubbed Liberty and Security in a Changing World, the recommendations in the report emphasize risk management and the need to consider a wide range of potential consequences, including both costs and benefits, in discussing potential reforms.

“The report emphasizes throughout that the central task is one of managing a wide assortment of risks,” according to the White House blog. “The review group is hopeful that the recommendations made here might prove helpful in striking the right balance. Free nations must protect themselves, and nations that protect themselves must remain free.”

Sweeping Changes Suggested

For starters, the report supports legislation to terminate the storage of bulk telephony metadata by the government under Section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISC). It also urges Congress to enact legislation authorizing telephone, Internet, and other providers to disclose publicly general information about orders they receive directing them to provide information to the government.

Next, the report sets forth several steps that the government should take to protect the privacy of non-U.S. persons. The report also recommends a series of organizational changes and calls for President Obama to create a new process to approve sensitive intelligence activities, including policy makers responsible for U.S. economic policy.

Congress should create the position of Public Interest Advocate to represent the interests of privacy and civil liberties before the court, increase the transparency of FISC decisions, and change the process by which judges are appointed, the group recommended. And it urged the creation of a newly chartered, strengthened, and independent Civil Liberties and Privacy Protection Board with authority to review government activity relating to foreign intelligence rather than only for counterterrorism.

A Good First Step

With respect to the NSA, the group proposed that the director position should be Senate-confirmed, civilians should be eligible to hold the position, and U.S. Cyber Command should be separated from the NSA so that a single person would no longer wear two hats. The report recommends that the U.S. government fully support and not undermine efforts to create strong global encryption standards, and take other measures to prompt prosperity, security, and openness on the Internet. (continued...)

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