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CDT Leads Coalition Letter & Submits Statement Urging Surveillance Reforms As Senate Judiciary Meets on Section 702

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a coalition of over 20 privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties organizations in submitting a joint statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee for its June 13 hearing on FISA Section 702.

The groups highlighted how Section 702 has been morphed into a domestic spying power and urgently needs a broad set of reforms to end misuse.

In addition, CDT also submitted its own statement providing a detailed analysis of two critical reforms: closing the “backdoor search loophole” by requiring warrants, and properly narrowing the scope of Section 702 targeting to genuine security needs. 

Read the coalition statement.

Read the CDT statement.