This undated GCHQ presentation includes, in its speakers notes, the statements that “We have a light oversight regime compared to [the] US” and “judicial oversight… [is] the main issue for us”: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
This internal NSA document from April 2013 gives background information to prepare for the then GCHQ Director’s visit on 30 April and 1 May; included topics include access to PRISM data, FLAME malware, Iran, Syria and Israel: see the Intercept article British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged to Play in NSA’s Data Pools, 30 April 2014.
In his first live video appearance, Edward Snowden has just participated in a panel at SXSW alongside the ACLU’s Ben Wizner – one of his legal advisors – and Chris Soghoian.
In interviews before the event, both Ben Wizner and the Washington Post’s Barton Gellman explained Snowden’s motivation for speaking at the SXSW Interactive Festival, with Gellman pointing out that “The tech community has been pretty disturbed” by Snowden’s revelations and “This is a group he wants to influence.”
For the past five months the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has been conducting an investigation into electronic mass surveillance of, and conducted by, EU member states. This inquiry, prompted directly by Edward Snowden’s revelations, held the first of its fifteen hearings on 5 September 2013 and is now making amendments to the draft report prepared by Inquiry rapporteur, MEP Claude Moraes.
A Targeting Rationale document details how NSA analysts should justify their targeting decisions: see the Washington Post article NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds, 15 August 2013.