The National Security Agency has come under public scrutiny the past few months after details of secret surveillance programs were leaked to the media.
These programs involve broad monitoring of cell phone calls, emails, and online chats.
The NSA claims these programs have kept Americans safe, but they have raised widespread concerns the agency is going too far in invading the privacy of U.S. citizens.
The American Civil Liberties Union actively opposes the NSA’s spy programs.
ACLU National Security Project Attorney Patrick Toomey was in Helena recently to give a lecture on protecting digital privacy in the modern age.
In this feature interview, Toomey speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about the changing face of privacy and just how much we learned from the information released by Edward Snowden.