Coalition letter on Section 702 legislation

Document Date: December 20, 2017
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Thirty-two groups joined this coalition letter in opposition to an amended version of H.R. 4478, sent to the House of Representatives in advance of a scheduled floor vote. The legislation fails to meaningfully address the litany of surveillance abuses that have occurred under Section 702, risks codifying current illegal practices, and could be read as expanding surveillance under Section 702. The letter details a number of ways the government may interpret the legislation to entrench invasive surveillance practices.