Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable

March 26, 2014 – In The News
The Associated Press

Scott L. Vernick was featured in The Associated Press article, "Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable." Full text can be found in the March 26, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.

The National Security Agency and the CIA are tasked with gathering foreign – not domestic – intelligence. But privacy professionals are questioning whether President Obama can make good on his promise that the agencies aren’t spying on “ordinary folks.”

Noted privacy attorney Scott L. Vernick said that because the federal intelligence agencies are so opaque, it’s impossible to gauge the effectiveness of the government’s privacy protections.

"The difficult thing is that we just don't know because there's so little transparency," Vernick said. "There aren't good checks and balances."