Reauthorizing FISA Section 702

Reauthorizing FISA Section 702

The Section 702 program (as authorized by the FISA Amendments Act) is a powerful counterterrorism program subject to rigorous oversight. Unless Congress acts, the U.S. intelligence community will lose these tools on Dec. 31, when the authority for Section 702 sunsets.

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Maintaining America’s Ability to Collect Foreign Intelligence: The Section 70...

May 13, 2016 21 min read

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How the Section 702 Program Helps America Thwart Terrorist Plots

David Shedd, Paul Rosenzweig

Dec 1, 2017 7 min read

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COMMENTARY

Ample Safeguards of Civil Liberties Warrant FISA Section 702’s Reauthorizatio...

Kenneth Wainstein, R. Brendan Mooney

Dec 1, 2017 12 min read

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COMMENTARY

Paul Rosenzweig
Anti-Terror Law’s Safeguards Are Sufficient

Paul Rosenzweig

Dec 1, 2017 14 min read

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Reauthorizing FISA Section 702

Originally passed in 1978the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was amended in 2008 by the FISA Amendments Act, which added a new Title VII, “Additional Procedures Regarding Certain Persons Outside the United States.” The Section 702 program targets non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States in order to acquire foreign intelligence.