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Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Chairman of the subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, to introduce legislation characterized as a mechanism “to rein in the dragnet collection of data by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies, increase transparency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), provide businesses the ability to release information regarding FISA requests, and create an independent constitutional advocate to argue cases before the FISC.”

A draft version of the bill reveals the key provisions including 1) addressing Section 215 and ending “bulk collection of American’s communication records,” 2) “Reform[ing] the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,” 3) “Increas[ing] transparency,” and 4) addresses “National Security Letters.”

Written by bothernews

October 26, 2013 at 1:51 am

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