US Surveillance Law to Expire

by admin on November 18, 2017


A proposed bill to reform US surveillance laws is due to expire at the end of the year unless congress renews it, The Hill reports.

Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other authorities are allowed to monitor private communications without a warrant. This legislation, which was born from a secret surveillance program by George W. Bush, affects not only US citizens, but the people they communicate with internationally by telephone or online.

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Unless the bill is renewed, it will expire on December 31st 2017.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein expressed doubts that the House and Senate would vote on a reformed intelligence bill before then. “If it goes to the floor there’s an opportunity to move an amendment, I don’t know whether it will go to the floor, though,” she said.

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