Geof Stone, "Understanding Obama’s NSA Proposals"
The president’s metadata plans will curb the NSA’s ability to infringe on civil liberties and still allow intelligence agencies to track the terrorists.
President Obama announced this morning that he will propose legislation calling for significant changes in the NSA’s telephone metadata program. This is good news, indeed.
The enactment of these proposals would strike a much better balance between the interests of liberty and security. They would preserve the value of the NSA’s program in terms of protecting the national security, while at the same time providing much greater, and much needed, protection to individual privacy and civil liberties.