Would data level controls have stopped Snowden?

By E.K. Koh The blog What the Snowden affair taught us questioned, “Why should a system administrator be allowed to download and move files? Shouldn’t system privilege and data privilege be separate?” Ideally “yes”, but in practice, that has not been the case. Most system administrators have unfettered access to data given their system privilege. … More Would data level controls have stopped Snowden?