Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who wrote and introduced the PATRIOT Act to Congress in 2001, said in a statement Thursday that the National Security Agency overstepped its bounds by issuing a secret order to collect phone log …
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which paved the way in 2006 for the NSA to gain secret approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to use provision 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records on all U.S. phone calls. “I don’t think the oversight was vigorously …
Since the revelations about the NSA from Edward Snowden’s leaks last year, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, who authored the Patriot Act, has come out in opposition to certain NSA surveillance practices, particularly bulk collection …
In one of the most prominent legal challenges to government intelligence gathering since the Edward Snowden disclosures, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against four top Obama Administration officials. The case, …
It’s been about four months since Edward Snowden’s leaks on the NSA’s blanket surveillance programs outraged privacy and Internet activists the world over, spawning real-life protests, online petitions, and high quality parody videos. Some …
US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner at a hearing today of the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Committee (LIBE) on mass surveillance by the National Security Agency ... be up later. An author of both the US …
The original author of the Patriot Act says the government's "excessive ... investigation as required by the Act?" Sensenbrenner's remarks came a day after London's Guardian newspaper revealed the National Security Agency …
White House says NSA's surveillance programs implement FISA and the Patriot Act -- but Patriot Act author is not so sure. Meanwhile, privacy groups turn up the heat. Is the NSA's Prism program legal? To be clear, what's being called …
Over the weekend, three provisions of the Patriot Act expired thanks to ... “On a matter as critical as our national security, individual Senators must put aside their partisan motivations and act swiftly. The American people deserve …
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the man who authored the original PATRIOT Act of 2001, says that the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which are supposed to operate as oversight watchdogs of government spy agencies, have …