CD098: USA Freedom Act: Privatization of the Patriot Act

It's law! The USA Freedom Act, which reauthorizes and privatizes portions of the Patriot Act, is being called a victory for privacy… but it's not. In this episode, find out all the details of the bill that was signed into law just hours after this episode was recorded, including how it continues bulk data collection and lets the most powerful men in the United States get away with breaking the law.


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H.R. 2048: USA Freedom Act of 2015

Title I: FISA business records reforms
Title II: FISA pen register and trap and trace device reform
Title III: FISA acquisitions targeting person outside the United States reforms
Title V: National Security Letter reform

National Security Letter (NSL): Letters served by the FBI to telecoms that allow the FBI to secretly demand data. There is a gag order on anyone who receives these letters, guaranteeing that the public is not told and that there is no judicial review.

Title VI: FISA transparency and reporting requirements
Title VII: Enhanced national security provisions
Title VIII: Safety of Maritime Navigation and Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation

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USA Freedom Act
Patriot Act Expiring Provisions
NSA Surveillance System

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