US Senate votes against law must lay NSA restricted




In the US, members of the Senate could not agree on a law that would restrict the powers of the NSA. As a result, the organization can continue for the time being with the interception of communication.

During a session in the US Senate USA Freedom Act did not reach enough votes to be adopted, as reported several US media, including The Wall Street Journal. There were 60 votes necessary to adopt the law, but only 57 senators gave their approval. The USA Freedom Act should limit the powers of the NSA, and ensures, among other things, that there are no more mass communication data may be collected. The NSA may no longer use so-called trawl method.

Also part of the discussion was an extension of the controversial Patriot Act. The law, set up after the downing of the Twin Towers in 2001, is ending soon and the aim was to achieve an extension of two months. Not only did this not happen, but the senators could not agree on an extension of 24 hours. In late May the law runs off; shortly before the end of the month, the senators again in talks to bring about a renewal. It is known that many American politicians want the Patriot Act is adapted.

Because the USA Freedom Act not adopted the powers of the NSA are not yet restricted. If the senators remain, however, disagree on an extension of the Patriot Act, then canceled just a lot of qualifications to spy. The USA Freedom Act previously have massively adopted by the US House of Representatives and was initially developed to meet the growing dissatisfaction with the NSA eavesdropping. Among other big tech companies such as Apple and Google are for the law.

Earlier ruled a judge all the way NSA eavesdropping violates the law. The massive eavesdropping on millions of Americans goes according to court far beyond the space that the Patriot Act for such practices.


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