House Debates Renewal of Controversial Surveillance Program Amid Privacy Backlash

April 7, 2024
House Debates Renewal of Controversial Surveillance Program Amid Privacy Backlash
  • The House is set to debate the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which expires on April 19.

  • Section 702 allows the U.S. government to collect foreign intelligence by monitoring non-Americans abroad.

  • Bipartisan concerns over privacy and FBI access to American data are causing uncertainty for the bill's renewal.

  • Lawmakers are calling for increased protections for Americans, including mandatory audits of database searches.

  • An amendment proposing warrants for American-related query reviews is opposed by administration officials.

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