NSA Internet Surveillance Is Legal, A Presidential Privacy Board Concludes

July 2, 2014 7:25 AM

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NSA Internet Surveillance Is Legal, A Presidential Privacy Board Concludes

A bipartisan presidential commission has concluded that the National Security Agency has been acting in the national interest in pursuing a widespread and controversial set of surveillance programs.

A five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, appointed by President Barack Obama, concluded on Tuesday that NSA programs designed to collect chunks of Internet data within the U.S. use “reasonable” safeguards to protect the rights of Americans. The board also offered a series of policy...

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