A top lawyer for U.S. spy agencies says a change in policy is being finalized to allow the sharing of intercepted data throughout the federal government — but that it won't be used for domestic policing.
Lawyer Robert Litt of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence writes in a national security legal blog, Just Security, the policy change will allow "no greater access" to law enforcement "than there is today."
"These procedures are in the final stages of development and approval now, and we hope to have them finalized and released to the public soon," Litt writes.
"There will be no greater access to signals intelligence information for law enforcement purposes than there is today," Litt adds in the blog post.
"These procedures will only ensure that other elements of the intelligence community will be able to make use of this signals intelligence if it is relevant to their intelligence mission."