In response to President Barack Obama’s press conference on August 9, 2013, the Center for Democracy & Technology has issued the following statement:
"The President has taken a vital first step toward having a long overdue democratic dialogue about our surveillance capabilities and laws. Transparency, additional oversight, and a voice for privacy at the FISA Court are all important. An outside, expert committee that assesses surveillance authorities and technologies must look critically at the global human rights implications and the future of the open Internet, as well as engage in a searching review of current law,” said Leslie Harris, CDT President & CEO. “However, Congress should not wait and should act to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.”
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