NOV 07, 2017 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Welcomes the USA Liberty Act
WASHINGTON – November 7, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance has long urged Congress to ensure that Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act strikes a careful balance between pressing national security requirements and individual privacy protections. The Uniting and Strengthening American (USA) Liberty Act, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) and 11 additional bipartisan cosponsors, represents an important step toward this objective. Section 702 is set to expire at the end of 2017; the USA Liberty Act would extend it through 2023, while including new measures to protect individuals’ privacy rights and enhance the transparency and accountability of the government’s use of the program. BSA applauds the committee for its thoughtful approach to this issue, and looks forward to working with the Committee and other Members of Congress as their work to reauthorize Section 702 continues.