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PCLOB Report on FISA Section 702: In the PCLOB’s Words

A two-page document compiled by the Brennan Center that pulls relevant quotes from the PCLOB Report on FISA Section 702.

Published: October 11, 2023

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent agency charged with ensuring that the federal government’s counterterrorism efforts respect Americans’ rights, recently released a report on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  The controversial law, which expires at the end of this year, allows intelligence agencies to perform warrantless “backdoor” searches for Americans’ private communications.  The PCLOB’s report makes clear that Congress should not reauthorize Section 702 without significant surveillance reforms to protect Americans’ privacy.  The Brennan Center, along with a cross-partisan coalition of 30 other privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights groups have proposed a comprehensive set of such reforms.

2 Pager PCLOB Quotes by The Brennan Center for Justice