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The Review Group

Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Releases Public Comments

Press Release

November 1, 2013

On September 4, 2013 the Review Group solicited comments from the public to inform its deliberations.  Between September 4, 2013 and October 4, 2013, the Review Group received close to 250 comments.

The Review Group has reviewed all submitted comments, and is publishing all comments that meet the Review Group's Privacy and Comment Policy.  Comments submitted to the Review Group have become part of the official record of the Review Group’s activity and will be retained consistent with applicable policy and legal requirements.

The Review Group uses the website of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as a vehicle for outreach and maintains a web presence on that website.  Published comments are available here.  Posted comments do not reflect the opinions of the Review Group Members, whether individually or collectively, nor of the USG.

The Review Group Members thank all who took time and effort to share their ideas.

On August 12, 2013 President Obama directed the establishment of a Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies and tasked the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to provide administrative support to the Review Group. President Obama met with the members of the Review Group - Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein and Peter Swire - on August 27 and thanked them for taking on this important task. Their mission is to review and provide recommendations on “how in light of advancements in communications technologies, the United States can employ its technical collection capabilities in a manner that optimally protects our national security and advances our foreign policy while respecting our commitment to privacy and civil liberties, recognizing our need to maintain the public trust, and reducing the risk of unauthorized disclosure.”

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