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National Journal: Obama’s Spy Chief Reverses Course, Comes Out in Favor of NSA Reform

CDT President and CEO, Nuala O’Connor, offered commentary on the recent letter of support Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper wrote regarding the USA Freedom Act.

“This support from our leaders on national security strongly confirms that we can advance privacy protections without sacrificing our safety,” said Nuala O’Connor, president of the Center for Democracy and Technology. “After a year of debate, the consensus is clear: Bulk collection is invasive and unnecessary, and its prohibition will not hamper essential intelligence needs. Now it’s time to move forward and pass Senator Leahy’s USA Freedom Act.”

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