The White House will release a report containing recommendations to reform government monitoring of online and telecommunications for the purposes of national security.
Press secretary Jay Carney said at his daily press briefing on Wednesday that the administration would release the report presented earlier in the day to President Barack Obama by his Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
"While we had intended to release the review group's full report in January, as I said earlier, given inaccurate and incomplete reports in the press about the report's content, we felt it was important to allow people to see the full report to draw their own conclusions. And for that reason, we will be doing that this afternoon, releasing the full report," Carney said.
The report is expected to include 46 recommendations for reforms to government surveillance practices, which the president will weigh after the new year.
First published December 18 2013, 10:28 AM