President Obama appointed a panel to assess and review intelligence and surveillance policies. The world is taking this report as a rebuke of the NSA and a vindication of Edward Snowden.
This is the transmittal letter and outline. The full almost 300 page document is available here.
12 December 2013
Report and Recommendations of The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies
Dear Mr. President:
We are honored to present you with the Final Report of the Review
Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Consistent with
your memorandum of August 27, 2013, our recommendations are designed
to protect our national security and advance our foreign policy while also
respecting our longstanding commitment to privacy and civil liberties,
recognizing our need to maintain the public trust (including the trust of
our friends and allies abroad), and reducing the risk of unauthorized
We have emphasized the need to develop principles designed to