The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The committee, which has jurisdiction over FISA, aims to determine whether Congress should reauthorize 702, which expires Dec. 31. The subject of public scrutiny regarding the government’s secrecy surrounding it, and often discussed in Privacy Shield negotiations, 702 aims to thwart terrorism by authorizing U.S. intelligence agencies to collect information on foreign nationals located overseas. The Privacy Advisor's Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, was on hand to hear testimony that suggested, with caveats, that 702 be reauthorized.
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