Tech, Liberty Groups Call for More Surveillance Transparency

Lawsuits probably more effective


A coalition of technology companies and civil liberties groups on Thursday will call on President Obama and congressional leaders to dramatically expand the amount of information reported publicly about U.S. government surveillance efforts.

The request, to be made in a letter with more than 50 signatories, is the most sweeping and cohesive push to bring more accountability to electronic government eavesdropping in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's collection of user data.