Skip to comments.The NSA's hiring - and they want a CIVIL LIBERTIES officer
Posted on 09/24/2013 7:08:01 AM PDT by shego
They really want to protect your privacy. Honest, guv.
Infamous US spy agency the NSA is looking to appoint a Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer.
The challenging position is an internal posting, aimed at potential candidates who already work at the top secret spy agency. The new role parcels separate responsibilities of NSA's existing Civil Liberties and Privacy (CL/P) protection programs in a single job function, as job ad 1039797 explains....
The ongoing Snowden revelations about the NSA's indiscriminate spying on private communications over the internet make the role particularly challenging. Anyone applying for the role would do well to familiarise themselves with the Electronic Frontier Foundation's handy guide to decoding NSA doublespeak.
When senior NSA officials maintain that keeping track of phone conversations, for example, doesn't count as surveillance, then any privacy officer is going to have a difficult job. In fact, we can think of few more difficult jobs since the post of Staff Rabbi to the Spanish Inquisition.
(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...
The position of “Civil Liberties Officer” is a fig leaf, for the Constitutional violations that will persist.
The person holding that post will either have the conscience of an SS officer, or will be “asked” to overlook and excuse violations on a regular basis.
Still waiting for the ‘tea party’ in the Senate and House to lead the charge against .gov in the form of prosecution against NSA employees and other executive branch employees.
Should be a really easy job.
You just have to be able to say “I didn’t see that”, “I haven’t heard of that”, “none of this has been brought to my attention” combined with being able to say “I promise I will look into this” with a straight face.
Heck Carney and Obama already showed how it’s done when the scandal broke.
Just like the New York Times has an ombudsman. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.
Lois Lerner is newly available and she has the exact type of experience and employment record they are looking for.
they should ALL be “civil liberties” officials
Baaaaahhh! I smell a sacrificial lamb.
Iff zhere ahr anee violazhions of ze law in zhis agenceee, I shhall ruuuut zhem out!
A good man to have for minky-related crimes.