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 June 21, 2013  Surveillance

Steve Holland reports:

President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board to try to reassure Americans rattled by revelations of the U.S. government’s vast monitoring of phone and Internet data.

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Medine told Reuters on Wednesday the board was aiming to hold a public event around July 9 to get legal insight from experts, academics and advocates.

“Based on what we’ve learned so far, the board believes further questions are warranted,” said Medine, who previously was a partner at the law firm WilmerHale and served as an associate director at the Federal Trade Commission.

Read more on Reuters. Hopefully the members of the board have had a chance to read the documents released yesterday by The Guardian. 

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