US President Barack Obama will announce changes to the National Security Agency’s program as early as next week.
Obama discussed his review with congressional lawmakers on Thursday.
He is expected to remove the ability of the NSA to store the phone records of Americans. In the future, the NSA would have to gain court approval and use third parties to access phone records.
The report also revealed that the President is open to creating a public advocate position in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court where domestic surveillance decisions are made.
In the aftermath of embarrassing revelations that the NSA was spying on the President’s friendly foreign counterparts, the review is also expected to increase the number of policy officials who prioritize the scrutiny of foreign officials in the National Intelligence Priorities Framework.