Will we ever return to a time when USSID 18 was adhered to by NSA? Sadly, our politicians or those who quest for power and stroke won't let U.S. go back to that time of protections for all Americans.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals found the activity regarding NSA and its metadata collections, illegal.
Rep. Matt Gaetz calling for the pardon of Snowden.
When I worked there (left in 1983 for IBM), we had to sign affidavits that if we encountered any American’s name in our collection work, we would immediately stop and call it to the attention our supervisor and higher management. It was strictly forbidden after the Church Committee hearings.
Post 9/11 is a different world.
Tulsi Gabbard calling for the pardon of Snowden.