Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Jennifer Granick and Christopher Sprigman write:

We told you so.  This week’s report from the independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, or PCLOB, confirms what we said back in June of last year in our New York Times Op Ed “The Criminal NSA”. The NSA’s telephone record metadata program, in which it collects the calling records of almost everyone inside the United States, is illegal. Amend that: it’sscreamingly illegal. Flat out. Not even a close call.  The program is also a serious threat to civil liberties, but first things first – the NSA’s massive program of telephone spying is illegal. 

Read more on Forbes.  Now. Make that right now. You’ll thank me later.

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