Obama To Propose NSA Transparency Reforms To ‘Build Confidence’

January 13, 2014 2:58 pm

President Obama on Friday will propose reforms to U.S. surveillance programs in a speech at the Department of Justice, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Obama’s proposals are “near completion” and will include transparency measures aimed at giving the public “more confidence in the programs,” Carney said at a Monday press briefing.

Carney added that while the President will propose increased transparency, there are “aspects of it that have to remain secret” in order for the surveillance to be effective.

Obama has been reviewing the recommendations of an advisory panel, which proposed limits on NSA spying practices after revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden.

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