The National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) surveillance issues are forefront in tech policy news. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leak of documents took the country by surprise. Since then Congressional attempts to reform the agency have failed. TechFreedom joins a bipartisan privacy coalition of 39 organizations hoping to keep the NSA from collecting phone records from millions of Americans.
Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, said in a statement calling upon Congress to act, “of course the NSA plays a valuable role in protecting Americans, but it must — and can — do that consistent with the Fourth Amendment, which bars indiscriminate surveillance of innocent Americans with no connection to national security threats.”