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Government Surveillance

The USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361) Overview and Analysis

The USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361) is the most significant national security surveillance reform legislation in more than a decade. The bill was watered down in the House prior to final passage, prompting CDT, other public interest groups, and many major technology companies to withdraw support for the bill. CDT is urging the Senate to make significant improvement so the bill. Here is a comprehensive summary and section-by-section analysis of the House-passed version of the USA FREEDOM Act.