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nsa spying reform

This collection of search terms focuses on bills and laws related to the National Security Agency's (NSA) spying activities. Those activities include the acquisition of Americans' calling records (https://eff.org/r.c8hk), phone calls and emails (https://eff.org/r.1bZV), and efforts to undermine international encryption standards (https://eff.org/r.c9hm).

The bills and laws listed below are not a fully comprehensive list, but will alert users to 1) speeches and other legislative activities concerning the main two laws involved in the spying: The Patriot Act (https://eff.org/r.c9hn) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (https://eff.org/r.c8hp); and, 2) the current status of bills trying to fix different aspects of the NSA Spying. These bills are part of efforts to curtail the NSA's activities, fix the secret FISA court overseeing the spying, and introducing much needed transparency.

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H.R. 972, Congress Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

S. 1551, Congress Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act

H.R. 3103, Congress Intelligence Oversight and Accountability Act of 2013

H.R. 3195, Congress FISA COURT Act

H.R. 3228, Congress FISA Court Reform Act of 2013

H.R. 3159, Congress Ensuring Adversarial Process in the FISA Court Act

S. 1464, Congress Preserving American Access to Information Act

H.R. 2849, Congress Privacy Advocate General Act of 2013

H.R. 2586, Congress FISA Court Accountability Act

S. 1121, Congress Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013

S. 1467, Congress FISA Court Reform Act of 2013

S. 1460, Congress FISA Judge Selection Reform Act of 2013

S. 1452, Congress Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

H.R. 2440, Congress FISA Court in the Sunshine Act of 2013

S. 1215, Congress FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013

S. 1016, Congress Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013

S. 1168, Congress Restore Our Privacy Act

H.R. 2603, Congress Relevancy Act

H.R. 2818, Congress Surveillance State Repeal Act

H.R. 2684, Congress Telephone Surveillance Accountability Act of 2013

H.R. 2475, Congress Ending Secret Law Act

S. 1130, Congress Ending Secret Law Act

S. 987, Congress Free Flow of Information Act of 2013

H.R. 1962, Congress Free Flow of Information Act of 2013

S. 1631, Congress FISA Improvements Act of 2013

S. 1599, Congress Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection…

H.R. 2399, Congress LIBERT-E Act

H.R. 3557, Congress REAP Act of 2013

H.R. 3756, Congress To provide for the public disclosure of information regarding surveillance activities under the For…

H.R. 3880, Congress National Security Agency Data Collection Review Act of 2014

S. 1182, Congress A bill to modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to require specific evidence for…

H.R. 2736, Congress Government Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013

H.R. 4533, Congress NSA Internal Watchdog Act

H.R. 2761, Congress Presidential Appointment of FISA Court Judges Act

S. 2127, Congress Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2014

H.R. 4291, Congress FISA Transparency and Modernization Act

S. 2685, Congress Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monit…

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  • To improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.

    H.R. 1560 Introduced in House by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)

    -Federal entity" includes a government department or agency (including an officer, employee, or agent thereof) of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States. (C) Exclusion.--The term "non-Federal entity" does not include a foreign power as defined in section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801). (14) Private entity

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Surveillance State Repeal Act

    H.R. 1466 Introduced in House by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

    ...if such Act had not been enacted. (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) of this Act shall not apply to sections 103 and 110 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-261; 122 Stat. 2477). (c) Destruction of Certain Information.--The Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General shall destroy any information collected under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1881a), as in effect the day before the date of the enactment of this Act

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

    S. 754 Placed on Senate Calendar by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

    ...ical subdivision, department, or component thereof). (B) Inclusions.--The term "entity" includes a government agency or department of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States. (C) Exclusion.--The term "entity" does not include a foreign power as defined in section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801). (9) Federal

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2015

    H.R. 1229 Introduced in House by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

    ...of a State court, issued using State warrant procedures) by a court of competent jurisdiction, or as permitted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). "(b) Exception.-- "(1) In general.--Subsection (a) shall not apply in exigent circumstances (as defined in paragraph (2)). "(2) Exigent circumstances defined.--Exigent circumstances exist when-- "(A) a law enforcement entity reasonably believes there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • A bill to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes.

    S. 635 Introduced in Senate by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)

    ...collected by another person using an unmanned aircraft system for protective activities, or for law enforcement or intelligence purposes, except pursuant to a warrant issued using the procedures described in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (or, in the case of a State court, issued using State warrant procedures) by a court of competent jurisdiction, or as permitted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). "(b) Exception.-- "(1) In general

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • February 4, 2015

    STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

    "...ications from third-party providers. This ensures that email communications have the same protections as phone calls and private documents stored in your home. However, the bill's warrant requirement contains an important exception to address emergency circumstances. It explicitly states that it does not affect current authorities under the Wiretap Act or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. And it ensures that law enforcement can continue to investigate corporate wrong-doing by using gran..."

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • To amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other purposes.

    H.R. 699 Introduced in House by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)

    (commonly known as the "Wiretap Act"), the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), or any other provision of Federal law not specifically amended by this Act; or (2) records or other information relating to a subscriber or customer of any electronic communications service or remote computing service (not including the content of such communications) pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), chapter 119 of title 18 (comm...

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015

    S. 356 Introduced in Senate by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

    Act shall be construed to preclude the acquisition by the United States Government of-- (1) the contents of a wire or electronic communication pursuant to other lawful authorities, including the authorities under chapter 119 of title 18 (commonly known as the "Wiretap Act"), the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), or any other provision of Federal law not specifically amended by this Act; or (2) records or other information relating to a subscriber or

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2015

    H.R. 689 Introduced in House by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

    " means an electronic communications service provider (as that term is defined in section 2510 of title 18, United States Code) or a remote computing service provider (as that term is defined in section 2711 of title 18, United States Code). (2) The term "surveillance law" means any provision of any of the following: (A) The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). (B) Section 802(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 436(a)). (C) Section 2709 of title ...

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act

    H.R. 656 Introduced in House by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

    ...meaning given that term in section 2510. "(2) Electronic surveillance.--The term `electronic surveillance' has the meaning given that term in section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801). "(3) Geolocation information.--The term `geolocation information' means, with respect to an individual, any information that is not the content of a communication, concerning the location of a wireless communication device or tracking device (as that term is defined section

    Matched search: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act