Amidst a chorus of concerns by American lawyers with clients overseas that their confidential communications could be compromised by state surveillance, it appears at least one law firm has already been affected. The New York Times reports on a top-secret document obtained by Edward Snowden indicating a U.S. law firm’s communications with Indonesian officials over trade talks had been accessed. Meanwhile, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is turning its attention to another NSA program allowing the agency to monitor Internet traffic belonging to foreign intelligence targets, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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