Recommendation We recommend that, as a general rule, and without senior policy review, the government should not be permitted to collect and store all mass, undigested, non-public personal information about individuals to enable future queries and data-mining for foreign intelligence purposes.
We recommend that legislation should be enacted that terminates the storage of bulk telephony metadata by the government under section 215, and transitions as soon as reasonably possible to a system in which such metadata is held instead either by private providers or by a private third party. Access to such data should be permitted only with a section 215 order from the
Recommendation We recommend that the president should create a new process requiring high-level approval of all sensitive intelligence requirements and the methods the Intelligence Community will use to meet them. This process should, among other things identify the uses and limits of surveillance on foreign leaders and in foreign nations.
Recommendation We recommend that, regarding encryption, the US government should fully support and not undermine efforts to create encryption standards[and] not in any way subvert, undermine, weaken, or make vulnerable generally available commercial software
"US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to documents revealed by former contractor
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