One Year Later, Obama Failing on Promise to Rein in NSA

by Mark Rumold,  Electronic Frontier Foundation

A year ago, President Obama made tepid promises to reform the NSA (check out our analysis of those commitments). Today, he followed up with more specifics.

What do you need to know? His reform plan:

  • Fails to fix the problem of unconstitutional National Security Letters The President’s reform proposes a three-year limit on the gag order that accompanies each NSL, but even a three-year limit fails to cure the constitutional problem. Only a prompt and fully considered decision by a judge that a provider should remain gagged is sufficient.  Read the entire story.

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