Five suggestions for improving accountability, transparency and understanding.
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What time and leaks have shown about the merits of this FISA program in the face of national security concerns and potential presidential meddling.
A review of Lawfare's 2017 coverage of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.
Document: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
The House Permament Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendements Reauthorization Act of 2017.
The Senate Judiciary Committee convened two panels today for a hearing on Section 702 reauthorization.
In light of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’s argument that quantifying the collection of U.S. person communications under Section 702 would exhaust agency resources and threaten privacy rights, here are four questions that Senator Wyden should ask now to establish why an estimate has not been provided and what could be done to encourage such an estimate in the future.
In this surveillance-heavy episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck dig into a raft of news about foreign-intelligence collection authorities.
We learned today that NSA has decided to abandon "about" collection altogether, and this appears to have been central to to getting the FISC to reissue a certification (and perhaps also will help avert a trainwreck when Section 702 comes up for renewal later this year).
FISA Section 702 is up for reauthorization, and Congress is wringing its hands again. This time the monster in the closet is the incidental collection and unmasking of U.S. person communications.