Hillary Clinton says the U.S. government needs to have a ‘comprehensive discussion’ about the scope of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program.

“Trying to go up to the line of what is appropriate surveillance and security measures, and not over the line is something we need to have a full comprehensive discussion about,” the former secretary of State said at Colgate University in Upstate New York Friday evening.

Her comments come at the end of a week consumed in reports claiming the NSA spied on American allies abroad.

Stories largely based on documents NSA leaker Edward Snowden provided to journalists said the U.S. has monitored phone calls of French citizens and may have tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

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