Independent Journal Review: Lawmakers and Intelligence Community Differ on Surveillance Powers Before Reauthorization Showdown by Haley Byrd:
Privacy advocates are headed for a showdown with the U.S. intelligence community this winter when Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act comes up for reauthorization in Congress.
Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told Independent Journal Review in interviews over the last month that they want to limit the intelligence community’s use of information related to U.S. citizens incidentally collected under Section 702 surveillance with reforms intelligence analysts say would hurt their operational capabilities.
Wyden told IJR he and Paul plan to introduce an amendment to the reauthorization bill, which already has some bipartisan support in the House, requiring intelligence agencies to obtain a warrant before conducting searches of incidentally collected information pertaining to known American citizens.