NSA violated U.S. Constitution by collecting domestic data

A secret U.S. court ruling reveals that the NSA violated the Constitution by collecting purely domestic communications without sufficient privacy protection

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program and the question of whether it violates the U.S. Constitution was in the works long before NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations, and it has prompted an international discussion about surveillance and security rights.

A secret ruling by a U.S. district court judge recently released by the Obama administration reveals that the NSA violated the Constitution for three years by collecting tens of thousands of purely domestic communications without sufficient privacy protection, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Erin E. Harrison is the Editor in Chief of InsideCounsel magazine. Harrison’s professional background includes extensive expertise in both print and online media, highlighted by...

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