What is the Privacy Act of 1974? The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that agencies give the public notice of their systems of records by publication in the Federal Register. The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of information from a system of records absent the written consent of the subject individual, unless the disclosure is pursuant to one of twelve statutory exceptions.”
I suggest the NSA get a second written consent directly from us so when they take our data the government has to go through us rather than a second party which would be the service provider companies. The reason for this is so that it saves the service providers time from explaining all the legal terms in verbatim as well as the people have to read all the small fine print before reading something. For example, if the NSA wanted to take some of our data down the line (ex. 10 years) they would have to ask us, unless they are 100% sure that we are criminals or suspicious of criminal activities.
Again this is just another way of direct contact between the individual and the NSA when taking random data without consent. And then this can provide us with explanations as to why they are taking this as well as their reasoning behind it.