"Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has sharply criticized the Obama administration’s approach, said it was now clear that Mr. Obama had “missed an opportunity” to fundamentally reject the sort of policies that the Bush administration put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Harsher Security Tactics? Obama Left Door Ajar, and Donald Trump Is Knocking - The New York Times
“Obama’s failure to rein in George Bush’s national security policies hands Donald Trump a fully loaded weapon,” Mr. Romero said. “The president’s failure to understand that these powers could not be entrusted in the hands of any president, not even his, have now put us in a position where they are in the hands of Donald Trump.”"
Monday, November 14, 2016
Harsher Security Tactics? Obama Left Door Ajar, and Donald Trump Is Knocking - The New York Times
On a related note, see How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state (TechCrunch)