Foreign agency reportedly spied on US law firm with NSA’s knowledge

According to the latest top-secret document leak from Edward Snowden, the NSA may have been involved in spying on an American law firm that was representing the Indonesian government while in trade talks with the US. The New York Times reports that the NSA did not conduct the surveillance directly, but was notified by its Australian counterpart, Australian Signals Directorate, that it was happening. The ASD reportedly conducted surveillance on discussions between the unnamed law firm and Indonesian officials, and offered to share that information with the NSA, while also asking the American agency for guidance. According to the document, “information covered by attorney-client privilege may be included” in the surveillance gathered.

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