The House Intelligence Committee’s Section 702 Bill is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Media Outlet: Just Security

Sharon Bradford-Franklin wrote for Just Security about the House Intelligence Committee's bill to reauthorize FISA Section 702, a law that threatens Americans' privacy:

"House leadership is about to make another attempt at what it failed to do in December: push through an updated version of the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 by claiming the bill is a surveillance reform measure. The bill would reauthorize and expand – rather than reform – Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the provision that allows the government to warrantlessly collect the communications of non-Americans located abroad, including their communications with Americans."


Sharon Bradford Franklin is director of surveillance and cybersecurity policy for New America's Open Technology Institute, where she leads OTI's work on issues involving government surveillance, encryption, cybersecurity, and government access to data.