Section 702

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, speaks during a news conference on the House budget proposals, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2023. (STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Reform bill would overhaul controversial surveillance law 

A measure introduced on Tuesday puts civil libertarians on a collision course with the Biden administration.
A pedestrian walks past a seal reading “Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation”, displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Privacy watchdog recommends court approval for FBI searches of spy data

The recommendations from the executive branch's privacy watchdog to reform Section 702 puts the panel at odds with the White House.
The UK parliament amended a controversial surveillance clause in a sweeping online safety bill. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

US, UK strike data transfer agreement

The European Commission approved a similar data transfer agreement with the United States in July.
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Ranking member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress and intelligence officials spar over surveillance reforms

Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee remain unconvinced that existing reforms are sufficient to address abuse of surveillance authorities.
Senate Intelligence Committee Co-Chair Mark Warner, seen here at the U.S. Capitol on April 19, told CyberScoop he’s “frustrated” that more examples of Section 702 related cases haven’t been made public. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House says Section 702 is critical for cybersecurity, yet public evidence is sparse

An FBI official told CyberScoop that a "plurality" of Section 702 searches pertain to investigations into nation-state cyberattacks.