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House panel looks to curtail spy powers

October 6, 2017

Via: FCW

On Oct. 5, the House Judiciary Committee unveiled legislation to reform the way intelligence agencies can use surveillance tools, with an eye to keeping more Americans out of the dragnet.

The USA Liberty Act would revise Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to increase transparency and oversight and make it more difficult for law enforcement organizations to use information gathered on Americans.

The big issue for privacy advocates inside and outside of Congress is the capture and subsequent use of information on U.S citizens and residents by spy agencies who are targeting foreign actors.

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