The reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of this year.
Senator Wyden and a number of other Senators are trying to learn more about the privacy impact of the FISA Amendments Act and have pressed the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence to provide more information.
Below is recent correspondence these Senators have sent and received from both the National Security Agency and the Director of National Intelligence regarding their privacy concerns.
11/15/2012 Clapper response to Senators’ Nov. 5 letter
11/13/2012 NSA response to Wyden-Udall Oct. 10 letter
11/05/2012 Senators’ letter to Clapper
10/10/2012 Wyden-Udall letter to NSA Gen. Alexander
7/26/2012 Senators’ letter to Clapper