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Top 10 Reasons to Reform Section 702

Section 702, the controversial aspect of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which allows for mass surveillance of American Citizens, is set to phase out at the end of 2017. Some in congress have introduced measures that would make Section 702, in its current form, permanent law and avoid any reforms which might grant Americans greater privacy protections. Here are 10 reasons why that is an absolutely horrific idea.

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The Demise of Safe Harbor and Rise of Privacy Shield

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement invalid. The international agreement permitted companies to transfer digital information across the Atlantic, originating in the European Union (“E.U.”) and traveling to the United States (“U.S.”).

02/04/2016
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Mass Surveillance and the Politics of Fear

As Senator Tom Cotton is working to reverse some of the important surveillance reforms in the USA Freedom Act, establishment Republicans are lining up to defend his actions. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, responding to a FreedomWorks press release, accuses the liberty wing of the Republican Party of “preying on the public’s fears.”

12/03/2015
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Liberty Beats "The Right To Be Left Alone"

08/18/2014
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The FreedomCast - Episode 46 - Edward Snowden and the NSA Prism Scandal

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, Paul Rosenzweig, visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation joins me to discuss the latest on the NSA Prism program, Edward Snowden, hero or traitor and how a high school dropout ended up exposing the biggest spy program in US history.  Related links:

06/11/2013
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Despite Outcry, NSA Spy Program Will Continue

This weekend Edward Snowden, a low-level employee who worked for a major defense contractor, came out to the press and acknowledged that he was the source of the leaks behind the National Security Administration's controversial spy program. The negative reaction to these revelations of the past week have been swift and strong from average Americans, some elected officials, and tech companies who have been named as participants in the NSA's data gathering scheme.

06/10/2013