by D. Cupples | Last year, we learned that the FBI had made hundreds of errors (i.e., violations of laws and/or regulations) when mining for data on us Americans. The FBI has had at least 9 months to repair its system and stop violating rules or laws.
Today, the New York Times covered a recently released report indicating that the FBI is still gathering far more private data on us Americans than the laws or the agencies' regulations allow. House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers commented:
"At the same time the administration is trying to intimidate the Congress into giving it additional spying power, we find out yet again that it has abused its authority to pry into the lives of law abiding Americans.
"Although the FBI has taken important steps to repair the abuses identified in earlier reports, I remain disappointed. We will continue to hold the administration accountable for its actions and look forward to exploring the issues raised in this report at the committee's oversight hearing with the FBI next month." (press release)
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