Goal 5. Stop Government Surveillance of Americans

The Department of Justice and the Director of National Intelligence should take measures to increase transparency for the FISA Amendments Act, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and other post-9/11 collection programs. The President should direct the release of executive memoranda and FISA court opinions interpreting the FISA Amendments Act and Section 215 of the Patriot Act, including only those redactions necessary to protect legitimate secrets.

The President should also direct the disclosure of a meaningful unclassified description of the targeting procedures used in collecting information under the FISA Amendments Act or Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The President should sign an executive order prohibiting the suspicionless, bulk collection of the communications of Americans or individuals in the U.S. and imposing strict use limitations and minimization procedures that prevent the collection, use, or dissemination of the information of such individuals.

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