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Continued: Obama to announce changes in NSA surveillance

  • Article by: CHRIS STROHM , Bloomberg News
  • Last update: January 16, 2014 - 8:12 PM

The NSA, or the FBI, would have to get a court order on a case-by-case basis to seek records from the phone companies under the bill.

Civil liberties advocates said that they’re prepared to take their fight to Congress if Obama doesn’t announce significant reforms.

“It is impractical to presume the executive branch will hold itself fully accountable,” said Angela Canterbury of the Washington-based nonprofit Project on Government Oversight and Accountability.

It will be “a failure” if Obama doesn’t adopt a recommendation that the NSA’s collection of metadata be stopped, said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel of the ACLU.

“That will be the true test about whether he is sufficiently dealing with this,” she said.

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