NCAC has joined a coalition of two dozen organizations calling on Congressional leaders not to reauthorize several expired provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities by adding them as amendments to a must-pass appropriations bill or other emergency legislation.

In a letter sent to Congress on September 14, NCAC and the other organizations argue that these controversial measures — specifically the lone wolf, roving wiretap, and business records authorities — have reportedly been widely misused by the government since Representatives voted on them in March. Any extension of these expired FISA authorities is controversial and more appropriately considered under traditional authorizing legislation, not a Continuing Resolution or a COVID emergency bill or other must-pass legislation.

The full letter is available below. Click here for a full-screen view.

Co-signed by:

American Civil Liberties Union
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Center for Biological Diversity
Constitutional Alliance
Courage California
Defending Rights & Dissent
Demand Progress
Due Process Institute
Fight for the Future
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Government Information Watch
National Coalition Against Censorship
New America’s Open Technology Institute
People For the American Way
Project for Privacy and Surveillance Accountability (PPSA)
Project on Government Oversight
Restore The Fourth
Revolutionary Love Project
S.T.O.P – The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project