Obama Proposes Limits on NSA Surveillance

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Today, President Obama is expected to announce that he will curtail controversial NSA secret surveillance programs that were disclosed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Obama's proposal will reportedly create new limits on access to bulk telephone data and install a public advocate at a secret intelligence court. We consider the impact of the new measures, and how they affect the debate on privacy in the information age.


Darrell West, founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution

Marc Rotenberg, executive director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and professor at Georgetown University Law Center

Michael Allen, former majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and author of "Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11"

Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News