A letter from the Software and Information Industry Association and the Information Technology Industry Council to the Obama administration emphasizes the importance of oversight and transparency in a new surveillance-review group. The industry organizations said they want companies such as Facebook and Google to be able to publish more information about the surveillance requests they get from the U.S. government, a proposal opposed by the Justice Department. The SIIA and ITIC also contend that opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court should be declassified.

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