Time to Reform the FISA Amendments Act Section 702

I've written a lot about the problems with the FISA Amendments Act and section 702, which is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves warrantless collection of communications contents via targeting non-U.S. individuals or entities reasonably believed to be located abroad.

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Now, there is a proposal on the table, the USA Freedom Act, which would amend section 702 in important ways. It deserves our support. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is preparing recommendations for reform. But we can and should go farther, because section 702 is way more broken than people might understand. To see why, and to read my recommendations, click here.

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