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Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance? (Panel 2)

Congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 re-convened at a second, staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union. It took place Monday Jan. 8, 2018 at noon in Rayburn 2456.

Section 702 is the authority under which the government acquires hundreds of millions of communications annually, including the incidental collection of Americans' communications without a warrant. A vote to reauthorize Section 702 occurred a week after this panel.


  • Nima Binara, Counsel for Sen. Leahy, co-sponsor the Senate version of the USA Liberty Act
  • ZJ Hull, Legislative Counsel for Rep. Lofgren, co-sponsor of the USA Rights Act
  • Neema Guliani,  ACLU Legislative Counsel
  • Moderator Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior fellow at the Open Technology Institute and former executive director of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • Additional panelists were invited

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at noon
WHERE: Rayburn HOB 2456, Washington, DC

Pierce Stanley