US working to declassify more info on secret programs already leaked | News | GMA News Online

Robert Litt, general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said he was optimistic that the intelligence community could make “a lot of progress” in declassifying the information.

U.S. officials faced a public uproar after Snowden began leaking classified information about telephone and email collection programs. Intelligence officials have been on a push to justify the programs as legal under the law, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which requires a secret court to approve the programs.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday sided with Yahoo Inc and ordered the Obama administration to declassify and publish a 2008 court decision justifying Prism, the data collection program revealed last month by Snowden.

via US working to declassify more info on secret programs already leaked | News | GMA News Online.

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