Bill to restrain warrantless searches of Americans introduced to Senate, House

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(Worthy News) - Bipartisan groups in the Senate and House of Representatives introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to restrain government agencies' surveillance powers on American citizens.

The Uniting and Strengthening America by Reforming and Improving the Government's High-Tech Surveillance, or USA RIGHTS Act, aims to reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the federal government to conduct warrantless searches of Americans' private communications, including calls, emails and text messages that are routinely included in searches aimed at foreign targets.

The USA RIGHTS Act would impose strict limits on when a warrantless search can be conducted, with some exceptions allowed for cases of terrorism. [ Source (Read More...) ]

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