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Data surveillance scandal underlines need for tighter rein on Big Brother
Outed US mammoth spy programme highlights need for greater data privacy regulations and intelligence oversight.

Jul 22, 2013 | Levina Lim

When the existence of PRISM, the US ubiquitous clandestine national electronic surveillance data mining programme by the US National Security Agency (NSA) was leaked by 30 year old Edward Snowden, it propelled the former systems analyst and ex-CIA employee to international attention along with an implicit bounty on his head. Snowden now finds himself on the US most-wanted list for his impudent indiscretion, with an infuriated NSA pursuing him with a vengeance, and with good reason – Snowden possessed documents that "would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does…

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Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management
Keywords: PRISM, Data Protection, NSA, Edward Snowden, Keith Alexander, Angela Merkel
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