The current authority under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017.
On November 29, 2017, fifteen (15) major Asian Pacific American organizations sent a joint letter to to Congress, urging Congress to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act with a package of the following reforms:
The joint letter was sent to:
On November 7, 2017, seven co-authors published a joint blog, titled “Making a Choice in the Legislative Battle of FISA Reauthorization” to describe the active bills that had been introduced in Congress at that time.
On October 24, 2017, over 40 major civil liberties and privacy rights organizations sent a letter to Congress endorsing the USA RIGHTS Act.
On October 11, 2017, the Committee of 100 sent a letter to Congress calling for a new sunset date and reforms to improve the terms, transparency, oversight, and accountability in reauthorizing the FISA amendments.
The Congressional bills are subject to negotiations and change. APA FISA Watch has placed the active bills into the following categories according to their degree of reform to improve privacy and civil liberty:
Please click here for a side by side comparison of the bills listed above.
To date, the following are the organizations and individuals who have publicly voiced support for reforms listed in the joint letter in the reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act:
Click here to download the joint letter we delivered to Congress on November 29, 2017. Please visit How You Can Help if you wish to join us and receive update information. You may also reach us at Contact@ApaFisaWatch.org.
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