The USA Freedom Act extends government surveillance powers. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the act and the relationship between the USA Patriot Act and the USA Freedom Act.
- [Narrator] The Patriot Act contained a clause … that limited its duration and the act expired in 2015. … Congress responded by passing a new law … with a similarly long name that does seem designed … just to make it a cool acronym. … The Uniting and Strengthening America … by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline … Over Monitoring Act of 2015 is normally referred to … by its acronym, the USA Freedom Act. … The USA Freedom Act extended many of the provisions … of the Patriot Act, but it also added some new controls … designed to improve oversight of government surveillance. … One of the most significant changes … was that the USA Freedom Act eliminated the bulk collection … of call detail records that was authorized … under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. … It accomplished this by prohibiting the FBI … from issuing blanket orders … for the production of tangible things. … Instead it required that the FBI issue these orders … with specific selector terms, … such as requesting the records for a specific …
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