April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – The NSA is reportedly ending a controversial surveillance practice that allows for warrantless spying of Americans’ communications that mention a foreigner under surveillance.

Neema Singh Guliani, American Civil Liberties Union legislative counsel, had the following reaction:

“This development underscores the need for Congress to significantly reform Section 702 of FISA, which will continue to allow warrantless surveillance of Americans. While the NSA’s policy change will curb some of the most egregious abuses under the statute, it is at best a partial fix. Congress should take steps to ensure such practices are never resurrected and end policies that permit broad, warrantless surveillance under Section 702, which is up for reauthorization at the end of the year.”

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