The president’s independent panel on national security programs issued its report on Wednesday recommending limits on spying.
Among the 46 recommendations, the tech industry will care about the following, as outlined by the New York Times:
- Stop undermining encryption of data stored on “cloud” servers and make clear the agency will not weaken the strength of commercially available encryption.
- Stop collecting and using undiscovered flaws in American firms’ software to mount a cyberattack.
- Create a public interest advocate on privacy and civil liberties at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
It’s unclear if the White House will embrace any of the recommendations, some of which require legislation.
Above: President Obama with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Zynga founder Mark Pincus at the White House this week. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci).