Georgia Tech professor Peter Swire, an internationally recognized expert in privacy law, is testifying on Capitol Hill today on recommended changes to the National Security Agency.
Swire was chosen as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
In its 308-page report, there are 46 recommendations for Obama to change the NSA.
Swire and the rest of the intelligence panel found that the NSA’s storage of phone data creates risks to privacy, public trust and civil liberty.
“On the telephone metadata, we say the government should not be monitoring these phone calls going forward. We believe it can transition to where the phone companies that already hold all these phone calls, then the government can touch base if they want the records,” Swire said.
Exit question: If the surveillance is secret, how will we know if the snoopers are following the (new) rules?