Congressional bill would clear companies to vaguely disclose US surveillance requests

Capitoldome-congress_large

Nine members of congress introduced a new bill on Friday that would give tech firms, telecommunications companies, and internet service providers the legal clearance to publicly share the number of government surveillance orders they’ve received and how many users have been targeted by such requests. Such companies have been in the spotlight lately for complying with surveillance demands, which are made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the Patriot Act, and other national security laws. These requests are also at the center of the controversy surrounding government spying programs like PRISM. But while the bill — dubbed the Surveillance Order Reporting Act — would change the status quo if passed into law, it…

Continue reading…

The Verge – All Posts

Leave a Comment