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EPIC to Congress: "Strengthen FISA Oversight"

EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The Act authorizes Government surveillance of international communications, including the private communications of U.S. citizens. EPIC will recommend increased transparency and new public reporting of the Government's surveillance activities. Currently, the FISA letter to Congress provides little to no information about Government conduct. "Congress should not reauthorize the FISA Act until adequate oversight procedures are in place," Rotenberg said. The hearing will be webcast. For more information, see EPIC: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and EPIC: Clapper v. Amnesty International.

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