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Brennan Center Urges End of Surveillance Under Section 702

The Brennan Center for Justice submitted comments to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Board, recommending an end to the NSA’s programmatic surveillance under Section 702.

Published: April 11, 2014

The Bren­nan Center for Justice submit­ted comments to the Privacy and Civil Liber­ties Over­sight Board Board (PCLOB), recom­mend­ing an end to the NSA’s program­matic surveil­lance under Section 702 of the FISA Amend­ments Act (FAA).

The Bren­nan Center has previ­ously has submit­ted comments on the NSA’s surveil­lance activ­it­ies under both Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intel­li­gence Surveil­lance Act (FISA), part of the FISA Amend­ments Act of 2008 (FAA). We also provided both writ­ten and oral testi­mony for the PCLOB’s March 19, 2014 public hear­ing focused on Section 702. The follow­ing comments are offered to supple­ment and expound on the Section 702 reform recom­mend­a­tions set forth in these earlier submis­sions:

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Bren­nan Center Comments to PCLOB Re: Section 702 of FAA