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Obama Moves To Tighten Data Collection Rules

Edward Snowden was interviewed at the The New Yorker Festival 2014 on October 11, 2014 in New York City. Obama's call to change the way intelligence agencies collect information follow the leaks from the former NSA contractor.  (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Edward Snowden was interviewed at the The New Yorker Festival 2014 on October 11, 2014 in New York City. Obama's call to change the way intelligence agencies collect information follow the leaks from the former NSA contractor. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

The Obama Administration is moving to change the way the nation’s intelligence agencies collect and hold data on Americans and foreigners.

The changes follow the leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and they come the week before German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit the White House.

Merkel was monitored by the NSA, a practice President Obama ordered to stop.

David Sanger, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss how the Obama Administration plans to strengthen the rules around data collection and what they are trying to achieve.

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