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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Sessions, Coats push for permanent renewal of controversial surveillance law"

From The Hill, via NACDL news scan:

 

The law — known as Section 702 of a 2008 package of amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) — is aimed at collecting data on foreign spies, terrorists and other targets.

But Americans’ information can be “incidentally” caught up in the collection, and intelligence officials are allowed to search through and use that data without a warrant. Civil liberties advocates have long pushed for Congress to close the so-called “backdoor search loophole.”

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