Congress Failing To Hold NSA Accountable, Say Watchdogs

"Oversight [of the NSA] failed," said Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
National Security Agency headquarters located in Fort Meade, Md.

National Security Agency headquarters located in Fort Meade, Md.

By Charlotta Paarnila

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee held a briefing Friday on “The NSA (National Security Agency) Internet Surveillance System: Who Has Oversight and How Transparent is the Program?”

Participants included Carrie Cordero, director of national security studies at the Georgetown University Law Center; Jim Harper of the Cato Institute; Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology; Ross Schulman of the Computer and Communications Industry Association and Stephen Vladeck, professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Click the audio player below to listen to highlights from the briefing:

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