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Author Topic: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Powers  (Read 1096 times)


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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Powers
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:52 PM »
US House Renews Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Powers

The US House has voted to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
The Act authorizes surveillance programs intended to target foreign
agents, but allows collection of private communications of US
citizens without individualized suspicion. In May 2012, EPIC
Executive Director Marc Rotenberg testified before the House Judiciary
Committee on the legislation and recommended new oversight procedures.
The Senate has yet to consider the measure. EPIC recently submitted a
"Friend of the Court" brief to the US Supreme Court in Clapper v.
Amnesty International USA, a case involving the FISA Amendments Act. 

US House:  Vote on FISA Amendments Act

US House:  FISA Amendments Act of 2008

US House:  Testimony of EPIC's Marc Rotenberg on FISA (May 31, 2012)

US House:  House Judiciary Committee

EPIC et al.: "Friend of the Court" Brief in Clapper (Sept. 24, 2012)

EPIC:  Clapper v. Amnesty Int'l USA

EPIC:   Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act