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President Obama Calls for Major Changes in National Security Surveillance Programs : : Privacy and Information Security Law Blog In a major speech delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice on January 17, 2014, President Obama addressed the call for reforms to government surveillance programs following disclosures regarding National Security Agency (“NSA”) activities leaked by Edward Snowden since June of last year. The President discussed the need to advance national security while strengthening protections for privacy and civil liberties, improving transparency in intelligence programs, engaging in continual oversight and rebuilding trust among foreign leaders and citizens. He outlined several areas of reform: Obama talks NSA: EFF, Julian Assange, White House respond Just this morning, United States President Barack Obama spoke up at a bit of NSA news, letting it be known what his real NSA reform plan would be. As is often the case, some of the responses to the talk have appeared more telling than the talk itself. We're having a peek at what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Julian Assange (of WikiLeaks), and the White House have done to follow up this set of announcements. First with the EFF we're seeing a scorecard being laid out.

Obama invokes history for context in surveillance reform speech News By Zach Miners January 17, 2014 03:41 PM ET IDG News Service - President Barack Obama positioned his proposals for government surveillance reforms within the context of U.S. history to argue that spying is -- and always has been -- necessary. Obama proposes changes to NSA surveillance News By Grant Gross January 17, 2014 12:42 PM ET IDG News Service - President Barack Obama called for changes to U.S. National Security Agency surveillance, with new privacy advocates assigned to a surveillance court and a transition away from a controversial telephone records collection program in the U.S. Rotenberg: Obama sets good course on privacy debate Marc Rotenberg: President gave a historic speech about NSA reformsRotenberg: Give Obama credit in signaling a new direction on civil liberties, securityHe says but Obama has not said enough yet to assure those outside the U.S. Rotenberg: The U.S. should be the world's leader on freedom, not surveillance Editor's note: Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a public interest research center in Washington.

Réforme de la NSA : un premier cap franchi au Congrès La réforme du programme de surveillance téléphonique de l'Agence nationale de sécurité (NSA) aux Etats-Unis a passé un premier cap mercredi 7 mai à la Chambre des représentants, mais le débat est encore loin d'être tranché sur ses contours finaux. La commission de la justice de la Chambre a adopté à l'unanimité de ses membres démocrates et républicains – un résultat rare – un texte qui mettrait fin à la collecte systématique des métadonnées téléphoniques (numéro appelé, durée, horaire) par la NSA auprès des opérateurs – le « USA Freedom Act ». Selon cette réforme, le FBI et la NSA devraient préalablement obtenir un mandat individuel auprès de la cour secrète dédiée aux écoutes, la Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), sur la base de « soupçons raisonnables », avant de pouvoir demander aux opérateurs les relevés téléphoniques d'un numéro donné, dans le cadre d'une enquête antiterroriste, pour une durée de cent quatre-vingts jours.

UPDATE 2-Bill to overhaul NSA data collection clears hurdle in U.S. Congress Business UPDATE 2-Bill to overhaul NSA data collection clears hurdle in U.S. Congress Thu, May 08 07:06 AM IST

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