Even if the NSA chose not to "listen in," the underlying concern remains: are attorney-client communications considered off limits to the agency?
American Bar Assoc. Sends Letter To NSA Seeking Affirmation Of Attorney-Client Confidentiality
February 28, 2014

Via Techdirt:

The American Bar Association (ABA) has written a letter to the NSA addressing an issue that surfaced via a recent leak: namely, the agency signing off on the interception of privileged attorney-client discussions by Australian intelligence. To make matters worse, the intercepted communications included a US attorney who was representing the Indonesian government in a trade dispute.

While the original article didn't make it clear whether the NSA had accessed this collection, the agency did in fact authorize the surveillance. Even if the NSA chose not to "listen in," the underlying concern re...

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