Aug 162013
 
 August 16, 2013  Surveillance, U.S.

In a sidebar to the major news story about an audit of NSA errors, Barton Gellman, Peter Wallsten and Alice Crites write:

In September 2009, NSA Director Keith B. Alexander made a presentation to the FISA court about the agency’s effort to remedy the problem.

“FISA Court placed several restrictions on aspects of the business records collection program until the compliance processes were improved to its satisfaction,” the memo stated.

The public summaries of the violations do not say how long the problem went undetected and unreported to the court, or what information was improperly gathered by the agency’s automated collection systems.

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