Government says warrantless surveillance can proceed into 2018 past law's expiration: Report

(Worthy News) - The Trump administration has determined that even if Congress does not approve an extension of the National Security Agency and the FBI’s warrantless surveillance program before the law that authorizes it expires at the end of 2017, the agencies can still continue to utilize the program, according to a new report.

The legal basis for the program, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, is set to expire on New Year's Eve and, as a result, national security officials have urged Congress for a year-and-a-half extension. Section 702 allows the government agencies to gather information such as phone calls, emails, texts, among other things, from domestic companies, including AT&T and Google. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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