US senators propose legislation to throttle NSA’s domestic spying

Senator Patrick Leahy, along with other US senators, has introduced a bill to limit the National Security Agency (NSA) spying on domestic targets.

They’re not asking for it to stop, mind you – just that it be more transparent and more circumspect with regards to privacy.

The bill, titled the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013, seeks to require the government to show that data collection is relevant to an authorized investigation, and that there’s a link to a foreign group or power.

As it is, documents continue to come out that reveal ever more surprising things about the extent of how much the NSA spies on domestic targets.

SOURCE: nakedsecurity.sophos.com

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