Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Source: Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Ending mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act

At the end of the year, a key provision of U.S. surveillance law is set to expire, Section 702. This is the law underpinning the NSA’s mass surveillance of Internet communications—including content—of foreign persons outside the United States, who of course communicate with Americans. Thanks to the Snowden revelations, we now know that millions of Americans are impacted by this surveillance (the exact number of which the government refuses to disclose) and Congress must vote to either reauthorize the law, or allow it to expire as scheduled.

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