06 Oct NSA Surveillance to be Curtailed by House Bill
For the first time, bipartisan lawyers introduced a new House bill which intends to limit the access of law enforcement to NSA-gathered data.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) currently allows various agencies to query a database of NSA intelligence which includes sensitive information such as emails, messages, and phone metadata, even without a warrant.
Drafted by House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and vice-chairman John Conyers (D-MI), the bill will require a probable-cause warrant from authorities who wish to access such data on an American citizen.
However, it will not cover agencies conducting intelligence on foreigners.