Dangerous Provision Slipped into the Continuing Resolution Allows Secret Transfer of Intelligence Funding without Congressional Oversight
Trump Administration Blocks Access to Report on Handling of the Travel Ban; Open Government Groups Appeal Decision
Senate Abdicates Leadership on FISA, Opening the Door to Targeting Americans with Abusive Surveillance Tactics
OTG Opposes Effort to Reauthorize and Expand Surveillance Law that Weakens Fourth Amendment Protections
FISA 702 Reauthorization without Reforms is a Grave Threat to the Civil Liberties of All Americans
WASHINGTON – Open the Government strenuously opposes straight reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and views it as a direct assault on Americans’ Fourth Amendment protections and privacy rights. Worse, reauthorization without reform would enshrine and could expand dangerous spy programs that threaten to undermine constitutional protections.