Biden recommends renewal of Section 702


The Biden administration has recommended the renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, warning that not doing so could constitute "one of the worst intelligence failures of our time". S702 allows the US government to collect the digital communications of foreigners living outside the US and if not renewed will expire at the end of 2023. A cross-party selection of lawmakers is calling for the law to be substantially reforms to ensure it's not used against Americans.

Publication: Middle East Eye

Writer: Middle East Eye

Publication date: 2023-07-31

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