Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama urged the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, which would curb the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency in the wake of widespread concerns about potential violations of privacy.

The administration has asked the Senate to pass the legislation and for the House of Representatives, which earlier passed a weakened version of the bill, to act quickly so that Obama can sign the legislation into law this year, according to a statement Monday from the executive office of the president. The bill has to pass both in the Senate and the House before it can become law.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Read more: Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

Story added 18. November 2014, content source with full text you can find at link above.