Testimony on the FISA Amendments Act before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on June 27, 2017 in a hearing titled “The FISA Amendments Act: Reauthorizing America’s Vital National Security Authority and Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties.”

June 27, 2017

With the expiration of the FISA Amendments Act looming, Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein urged the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to reform Section 702 and institute stronger safeguards for Americans privacy and Fourth Amendment rights.

See video of Liza Goitein’s testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary here. Her written testimony is also available for download.

Liza also testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary in March 2017 on the FISA Amendments Act. See her testimony from the March 1, 2017 hearing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act here. She previously testified on the FISA Amendments act before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 2016 as well. A transcript and video of her testimony at that May 10, 2016 hearing on Oversight and Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act: The Balance Between National Security, Privacy, and Civil Liberties is available here.

For more information about the Brennan Center’s advocacy efforts on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance reform, see our resource page on FISA Section 702, Executive Order 12333, and Section 215 of the Patriot Act.