"We cannot discount the risk, in light of the lessons of our own history, that at some point in the future, high-level government
officials will decide that this massive database of extraordinarily sensitive private information is there for the plucking.
Americans must never make the mistake of wholly 'trusting' our public officials."--The NSA Report This is the official report
that is helping shape the international debate about the unprecedented surveillance activities of the National Security Agency.
Commissioned by President Obama following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, and written by a preeminent
group of intelligence and legal experts, the report examines the extent of NSA programs and calls for dozens of urgent and
practical reforms. The result is a blueprint showing how the government can reaffirm its commitment to privacy and civil liberties--without
compromising national security.