US Spy Program Section 702 Faces Expiry

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, crucial for US intelligence, faces expiration as Congress and the White House struggle to agree on its reauthorization.

With the approaching deadline at year's end, the Biden administration is urging Congress to reauthorize Section 702, a key US surveillance program used to prevent terrorism and cyberattacks. Civil liberties advocates demand privacy protections before renewal, amid concerns about unwarranted collection of Americans' communications. Despite the deadlock and busy Congressional schedule, the program's reauthorization has historically been a last-minute decision.