EO 12333, More Questions Than Answers

cameraThe Brennan Center for Justice has released a report, Overseas Surveillance in an Interconnected World, which discusses the many aspects of Executive Order (EO) 12333. This presidential directive from Ronald Reagan, deals with the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance operations overseas. Though there has been constant debate about domestic surveillance, there has been little focus on these overseas operations. This report covers 3 major areas, the effect that EO 12333 has on Americans, an attempt to simplify and untangle the complexity of EO 12333, and the unanswered questions about which surveillance activities are being conducted. “While the full scope of the NSA’s overseas operations is far from clear, leaked and declassified documents show that EO 12333 has enabled the gathering of massive amounts of communications as well as information about the relationships and movements of ordinary people worldwide.”

 

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