U.S. Surveillance

Some degree of government surveillance and secrecy is necessary to protect against national security threats. Mass surveillance with minimal transparency, however, threatens personal freedom and inhibits meaningful public debate. Surveillance should be focused on true threats, with greater transparency, accountability, and judicial oversight to ensure that human rights are protected. Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of FISA must be reformed.

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