U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, released several proposals aimed at extending Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, The Associated Press reports. Turner's suggestions include penalties for intelligence officials abusing their authority and the ability for Congress to mandate an inspector general review alleged violations. Meanwhile, more than 20 civil liberties groups wrote U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asking him to not expand Section 702 that is set to expire at the end of the year, Wired reports. Editor's note: The IAPP's Alex LaCasse wrote about legislative efforts to reform Section 702 in Congress.
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