Techdirt: Senator Ron Wyden Says White House Is Required By Law To Reveal Details Behind Yahoo Scanning

Techdirt: Senator Ron Wyden Says White House Is Required By Law To Reveal Details Behind Yahoo Scanning. “So, one of the things in the USA Freedom Act is a provision requiring that the White House declassify any ‘novel interpretations’ of the law in ordering surveillance. This was to avoid the situations, such as under the Section 215 program, where the intelligence community reads words to mean things differently than anyone else would read them. Now, given what we’ve learned so far about the Yahoo email scanning case and the fact that it clearly goes beyond what people thought the law enabled, it seems clear that there’s some interpretation somewhere that’s ‘novel.'”

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