Right now, under a section of law known as Section 702, intelligence agencies are collecting vast amounts of data across the internet: emails, text message, social media accounts, phone calls.
They capture and store all that data to search it for “foreign intelligence targets,” but here’s the thing – all too often Americans’ personal communications get scooped up and back-door searched too.
Sign the petition: Tell your House Representative to end government snooping on Americans under Section 702 or let it expire.
Trump and his hardline Republican allies in the Senate want to permanently reauthorize Section 702, without any reforms to make sure that innocent Americans’ personal online communications stop getting picked up in its dragnet or without any protections from intelligence agencies that store and search our communications without a warrant.
Luckily, Senate Republicans can’t permanently reauthorize Section 702 on their own. Any bill would have to pass both the Senate and the House to become law. That gives you the opportunity to tell your Representative that you expect them to protect YOUR privacy and rein in mass government surveillance online.
If we can’t guarantee that our phone calls, emails, and text messages – our personal lives as they exist online – aren’t being collected, monitored, stored, and searched without a warrant by secretive federal intelligence agencies, then the Section 702 surveillance programs should expire, plain and simple.
Sign the petition: Tell your Representative that we need strong reforms and protections from government snooping under Section 702, or let it expire.