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The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.
For instance, a ruling declassified this month by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) chronicles nearly 10 pages listing hundreds of violations of the FBI’s privacy-protecting minimization rules that occurred on Comey’s watch.
The behavior the FBI admitted to a FISA judge just last month ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight the bureau promised was in place years ago.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: xuenchen
Uh, screw that, with respect.
If you want to talk about violations of Constitutional law, it all starts and ends with NSA activity, and the operation of mass surveillance. The very COLLECTION of the data in the first place, is a Constitutional violation, so if you want to converse about how data gets shared, I would personally set your priorities more accurately. Start at the root. The root is the collection of all data everywhere. Any crime committed after that is secondary and less serious, because the largest violation is the surveillance itself and the lack of probable cause involved to justify it.
The documents are from the FISA Court !!
originally posted by: cenpuppie
Not surprising honestly.
Yes, the government is sharing their information (the stuff they gather on you, the citizen) with corporations, even your government data is up for grabs and that's from a personal, hilarious situation, not an opinion.