25 Oct Senators Push Bill Requiring NSA to Obtain Warrant for Data on Americans
Last Tuesday, a bipartisan group of US senators led by Democrat Ron Wyden and Republican Rand Paul pushed for a bill that would require the NSA to get a warrant if the agency wishes to access data of Americans for surveillance.
The legislation is said to potentially complicate the renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act which is set to expire on December 31.
This portion of the “spy law” allows US intelligence to intercept and store digital communications of foreign suspects outside the US. However, the expose of whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that communications of US citizens are also incidentally included in the eavesdropping.