Secret Government Report Shows Gaping Holes in Privacy Protections From U.S. Surveillance

Secret Government Report Shows Gaping Holes in Privacy Protections From U.S. Surveillance By Ashley Gorski, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project On Tuesday, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, a federal privacy watchdog released an important report about how the U.S. government handles people’s personal information that it sweeps up in its surveillance. Despite requests from Senator Ron Wyden and the European Union, the Trump administration had refused to make the report public — until now. The report addresses government agencies’ implementation of “PPD-28,” President Obama’s 2014 policy…

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