- US Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on Congress to re-establish a law that would maintain the government's ability to use surveillance outside the United States for intelligence purposes, saying that it was necessary to "stop" terrorist attacks and was in the planning stage.
The Act is defined in Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is due to expire on 31 December 2017. This chapter governs the monitoring of foreign communications.
"I call on Congress to re-enact this law and ensure that the intelligence services do not lose this crucial means and ensure that we do not fail," Sessions said. "Chapter 702 was effective in stopping terrorist attacks in the past, "He said.
He pointed to the example of dating back to 2009 , when the FBI stopped " the FBI " an Afghan citizen, before he carried out a bombing in the tunnels of New York City subway system.
Critics of the chapter say agencies use them to monitor and inspect US citizens' contacts as part of their efforts to obtain foreign intelligence and evidence of criminal activity. Finished