GNI Urges U.S. Senate to Lead on Surveillance Reform

Date: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 09:23

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) urges the U.S. Senate to address serious shortcomings in the version of the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361) passed by the House. The bill that passed the House, despite making important progress, contains provisions that could codify continuing the collection of mass amounts of user data. GNI welcomed the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act in the House and Senate last year. We urge the Senate to improve upon this version, so as to end bulk collection, protect user privacy rights around the world, and continue to increase the transparency of government surveillance practices.