Obama meets new five-member panel reviewing surveillance programs

WASHINGTON Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:28pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on affordable education at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on affordable education at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, August 22, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met on Tuesday with a new five-member panel he appointed to review the privacy issues involved with U.S. government surveillance programs after a public outcry about privacy in the wake of leaks by a former spy agency contractor.

The group will present interim findings in 60 days to the Director of National Intelligence, and later a final report and recommendations to Obama, the White House said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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