Audit cites 2,776 NSA privacy violations since 2008

08/16/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

An audit of the National Security Agency reveals that it violated privacy regulations about 2,800 times in the past five years. Most of the activity was in the form of illegal surveillance on U.S. citizens and foreign intelligence subjects. "We're a human-run agency operating in a complex environment with a number of different regulatory regimes, so at times we find ourselves on the wrong side of the line," an unidentified senior NSA official said.

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