The undersigned organizations, former government officials, and members of Congress write to express their concerns over the US government's surveillance activities conducted under the authority of Executive Order 12333.

NCAC shares the concerns of many that these surveillance activities will "undermine the fundamental rights of internet users everywhere" by implementing an unnecessary assemblage of users' personal information. The letter calls for President Obama to make public all legal opinions about E.O.12333 and maintains that "Secret law is a threat to Democracy." While we recognize the importance of national security, we also urge the President to "implement meaningful privacy protection for all users" in surveillance activities conducted under this Executive Order.

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