Coalition Calls on Congress to Reform Intelligence Practices

By Elizabeth

AALL signed on to a letter sent yesterday to Congressional leadership urging that intelligence surveillance practices be reformed by “limiting the scope of surveillance and by substantially enhancing the privacy protections, oversight, and accountability mechanisms that govern that surveillance.” The letter, signed by a diverse group of civil society groups, trade associations, companies and investors, was received by party leadership in the House and Senate and the chair and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

The letter urges Congress to limit the scope of surveillance practices, reject bulk collection, and to substantially enhance the privacy protections, oversight and accountability mechanisms that govern surveillance. Signatories endorse the USA FREEDOM Act, which promotes these goals, and oppose “legislation that codifies sweeping bulk collection activities.”

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