How the Government Can Read Your Email

It's a provision called Section 702, it's not as limited as supporters say—and this year Congress has a chance to scale it back.

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Media Outlet: Politico

Robyn Greene wrote for Politico about the misconceptions being circulated about Section 702, and notes that it is time to debate whether Section 702 authorities constitute an abuse of Americans' rights.

With Congress focused on reforming the tax code and replacing Obamacare—plus keeping the government open—there’s little oxygen for other policy issues. But one big issue is sure to get some attention because it expires at the end of December: the government’s surveillance authority.

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Robyn Greene is the policy counsel and government affairs lead for the Open Technology Institute at New America specializing in issues concerning surveillance and cybersecurity.