January 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — The director of national intelligence issued procedures today that expand the power of the National Security Agency to share information with 16 other government agencies without the appropriate safeguards.

Neema Singh Guliani, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, had this reaction:

“The procedures released today allow more agencies to directly access information collected by the NSA without a warrant under procedures that are grossly inadequate. This raises serious concerns that agencies that have responsibilities such as prosecuting domestic crimes, regulating our financial policy, and enforcing our immigration laws will now have access to a wealth of personal information that could be misused. Congress needs to take action to regulate and provide oversight over these activities.”

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