Section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a warrantless surveillance law, will expire on December 31, 2017, unless Congress renews it. Section 702 gives authority to the NSA and FBI to search internet traffic and phone calls for “intelligence related to US foreign affairs.” Through both Upstream and PRISM 702 surveillance programs the NSA collects more records than intended, including communications identified only through keywords. Such broad techniques and definitions of 702 authority allow surveillance of just about anything, including the social media, email, and phone conversations of US citizens.

Indeed, the NSA has refused to estimate the number of Americans surveilled. The program has faced controversy for potentially undermining protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. As Congress debates the future of 702, lawmakers must balance the extent to which the law produces useful intelligence with intrusions on the privacy of law-abiding Americans and foreigners.

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19-09-2017 18:00:00 19-09-2017 21:00:00 America/New_York Hill Briefing: Watching the Sunset of Section 702  Section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a warrantless surveillance law, will expire on December 31, 2017, unless Congress renews it. Section 702 gives authority to the NSA and...: http://www.aaiusa.org/hill_briefing_watching_the_sunset_of_section_702 Rayburn 2168 - Ryan Suto governmentrelations@aaiusa.org
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September 19, 2017 at 6pm - 9pm
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