Obama Moves To Tighten Data Collection Rules

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The Obama Administration is moving to change the way the nation's intelligence agencies collect and hold data on Americans and foreigners.

The changes follow the leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and they come the week before German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit the White House.

Merkel was monitored by the NSA, a practice President Obama ordered to stop.

David Sanger, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss how the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the rules around data collection and what they are trying to achieve.


This segment aired on February 3, 2015.


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