New bill seeks to outlaw bulk surveillance, shine light on secret FISA court system

New bill seeks to outlaw bulk surveillance, shine light on secret FISA court system

Following public outcry  about the US government’s controversial domestic surveillance programs , members of Congress have rushed to propose solutions. Now, four senators have combined a number of those ideas into a single piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit several questionable practices that US government agencies use, including the bulk collection of US communications without a warrant. The bill would also notably appoint an independent “constitutional advocate,” whose job would be to attend the secret FISA court and challenge the government when it seeks to spy in ways that might interfere with the US constitution.

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