FISC largely powerless to control NSA

By their own admission no less, FISC are totally reliant on what the Government reports to them on the activity of the NSA. So much for being an independent governing body. I can’t help but feel that Keys assurances here that the GCSB will be monitored by a previously practicing judge is really going to cut the muster here either. No doubt the judge will be gaged by whatever the Government of the day chooses to report. That, and the fact the judge is assigned by the PM doesn’t look very independent to me. Keep trying John ….

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/court-ability-to-police-us-spying-program-limited/2013/08/15/4a8c8c44-05cd-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s