Continued Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 2, 2013   [open pdf - 7MB]

This testimony compilation is from the October 2, 2013 hearing on "Continuing Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act" before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Patrick Leahy: "Today, the Judiciary Committee meets to conduct further oversight of the intelligence community's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. […] This summer, many Americans learned for the first time that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act has for years been secretly interpreted to authorize the collection of Americans' phone records on an unprecedented scale. The American public also learned more about the government's collection of internet content data through the use of Section 702 of FISA. […] They have learned that the NSA [National Security Advisory] has engaged in repeated, substantial legal violations in its implementation of both Section 215 and Section 702 of FISA. […] Our bipartisan, bicameral legislation will address Section 215 and Section 702, and a range of surveillance authorities that raise similar concerns. Our legislation would end Section 215 bulk collection. It also would ensure that the FISA pen register statute and National Security Letters (NSLs) could not be used to authorize bulk collection." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Leahy, James R. Clapper, Keith B. Alexander, Laura K. Donahue, Edward W. Felten, and Carrie F. Cordero.

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