Jul 092013
 
 July 9, 2013  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Jessica Meyers and Alex Byers report:

Congress may have the NSA leaks to thank for tipping the scales on privacy legislation.

Recent disclosures about government surveillance programs have reinvigorated hope for a bill that tightens personal privacy rights and torpedoed chances for another that gives more authority to law enforcement.

Read more of this story on Politico. But will all this new rhetoric about privacy protections in the wake of Edward Snowden’s leaks really be enough to get more privacy legislation through Congress, or will Congress continue to remain mired in inaction?  Politico’s reporting on the impact on wiretapping legislation highlights some of the rocky road ahead for civil libertarians.

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