Review: NSA snooping program should stay in place. Recommendations below.
An independent assessment of National Security Agency surveillance ordered by President Barack Obama recommends a controversial program aimed at collecting Americans’ electronic communications remain in place.
But the effort predominantly covering so-called metadata relating to phone records and e-mail must have tighter constraints and greater transparency, according to the report released on Wednesday by the presidential Review Group on Intelligence.
Some 40 recommendations considered modest in scope, were offered by the group on how the United States should continue collecting and storing data domestically and abroad.
Among them are calls for greater judicial oversight and more public transparency.