Obama’s NSA surveillance reforms


Guests: Geoffrey Stone, Steven Bradbury, Jonathan Hafetz

Last week President Obama announced his plans to curb the controversial NSA surveillance program in a speech at the Justice Department. He highlighted a number of changes including requiring the NSA to get special approval to search individual phone records, outsources the storage of the phone metadata, and no longer spying on foreign allies.  This hour, how significant are Obama’s directives? And will they change the NSA and quell concerns about privacy? We start the conversation with GEOFFREY STONE, Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, will start us off.  He was part of the White House appointed review panel on NSA surveillance.  Then,  JONATHAN HAFETZ, Professor at Seton Hall University Law School and STEVEN BRADBURY, former head of the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2005-2009 discuss the President’s new policy and what it means for privacy and security.

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