Your privacy may have been violated by the National Security Agency, but only unwittingly—for the most part. In response to a leaked internal review that showed the NSA had violated its own privacy rules almost 3,000 times, Director of Compliance John DeLong stressed a zero-tolerance policy, telling reporters that, "none of the incidents that were in the document released were willful." Though, he said, "a couple" willful violations have been reported in the past decade. "No one at NSA thinks a mistake is OK, but those kinds of reports are designed and generated to make sure we understand when mistakes occur."
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