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Section 702 vs. The Fourth Amendment

On April 26th, the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee hosted a panel of experts to discuss Section 702, the controversial authority governing PRISM and Upstream surveillance that is set to expire at the end of 2017.

The event, in Rayburn HOB, was put on in concert with the Fourth Amendment Caucus. Caucus co-chair Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) joined to make statements, which can be viewed at 32:10 in the video below.


  • Alex Abdo, senior staff attorney at Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University,
  • Austin Carson, moderator, executive director for TechFreedom,
  • Josh Withrow, director of public policy for Free the People, and
  • Kate Tummarello, policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee hosts these panels to bring experts to DC and in the interest of presenting Congressional staff with informative discussion.

We thank the panel and Representative Poe for joining us.

Sean Vitka