Former FBI agent weighs in on new surveillance guidelines

    New guidelines to be released by the FBI this summer will gave agents more flexibility in their investigations. This has people who value their privacy a little on edge, but the FBI is playing it casual.

    So the Daily Constitution went right to the source: former FBI agent and current director of security at the National Constitution Center, Sherman Hopkins.

    The DC interviewed Hopkins about the guideline changes, which include the following:

    lighter restrictions on administering lie-detector tests and searching people’s trash
    permission to do background research without opening an official inquiry

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