ACLU Letter for the Record on House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”

Document Date: February 28, 2017

This February 28, 2017 letter from the ACLU was submitted to the record for the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing, “Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.” The letter urges Congress to let Section 702 to expire at the end of this year, absent meaningful reform. The letter suggests a number of key reforms to the law, including: 1) closing the “backdoor search” loophole; 2) narrowing the scope of Section 702; 3) ending dragnet “Upstream” collection; 4) improving oversight and transparency; 5) placing limits on data retention and dissemination; and 6) ensuring individuals can challenge Section 702 surveillance in court.