Lawmakers Looking to End Warrantless Government Surveillance With Reform Act

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Lawmakers Looking to End Warrantless Government Surveillance With Reform Act

Lawmakers Looking to End , Warrantless Government Surveillance , With Reform Act.

Gizmodo reports that a coalition of bipartisan lawmakers have teamed up to propose a major reform to one of the government's most powerful domestic surveillance tools.

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The proposed Government Surveillance Reform Act looks to force law enforcement agencies to obtain a legal warrant prior to conducting a search.

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The proposed Government Surveillance Reform Act looks to force law enforcement agencies to obtain a legal warrant prior to conducting a search.

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The proposed reform refers to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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According to critics, the current lack of a warrant requirement serves as an unconditional violation of Fourth Amendment protections.

It’s time for a trade.

We will vote to reauthorize but only with rules that make Uncle Sam get a warrant before entering our digital domains, Mike Lee, Republican Utah Senator and bill co-sponsor, via Gizmodo.

It’s time for a trade.

We will vote to reauthorize but only with rules that make Uncle Sam get a warrant before entering our digital domains, Mike Lee, Republican Utah Senator and bill co-sponsor, via Gizmodo.

Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator and lead author, said the bill would also prevent law enforcement from purchasing people's data from “shady, unregulated data brokers.”.

Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator and lead author, said the bill would also prevent law enforcement from purchasing people's data from “shady, unregulated data brokers.”.

Gizmodo reports that federal agencies have increasingly turned to data brokers to dodge privacy protections in recent years.

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Americans know that it is possible to confront our country’s adversaries ferociously without throwing our constitutional rights in the trash can.

But for too long surveillance laws have not kept up with changing times, Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator and lead author, via Gizmodo.

Lawmakers in support of the reform have stressed that security and privacy protection are not mutually exclusive.

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For decades, our intelligence agencies have offered us a false choice: either keep our country safe or protect Americans’ constitutional right to privacy.

But we can and must do both, Sara Jacob Said, California representative, via Gizmodo


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