Tech Giants advocate rapid introduction USA Freedom Act




Several tech companies that are part of the Reform Government Surveillance, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple, are calling for the adoption of the USA Freedom Act. This bill NSA trawl method should curb for collection of metadata.

The USA Freedom Act states that technology may publish information about the number and types of government requests. This transparency should counteract NSA excesses, such as those from the Snowden documents to emerge, and especially the large-scale collection of metadata from US citizens.

The bill before the Christmas recess in the US Senate are treated after the USA Freedom Act was approved in May by the House of Representatives. According to members of the Reform Government Surveillance, where several large tech companies belong, the Senate members would do well to the bill before the end of the year to take . Reforms within the USA Freedom Act concerns according to the lobby group for “a reaffirmation of American freedoms’ where national security is not compromised.

The pressure on the rapid adoption of the law seems to have also been inspired by the recent midterm elections in which Republicans, mostly in favor of far-reaching powers for secret services obtained a majority in the Senate. Thus, the Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate majority. The new Senate occurs in January to.

Despite several large tech companies introducing the USA Freedom Act advocacy, partly because they think they have a lot of damage suffered by the Snowden-disclosures, ask lots of privacy advocates and mostly smaller tech companies that the content of the law is too much diluted after treatment in the House of Representatives. Thus, the definition of what data the government may collect in the law properly stretched.


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