Privacy Groups Demand NSA Surveillance Shut-Down
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
The American privacy watchdog group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has announced plans to file a petition to the USA’s Supreme Court to make the National Security Agency (NSA) stop gathering surveillance data on American citizens. EPIC announced their plans during a Restore the Fourth Rally urging the Supreme Courts to revoke authorisation of the spying programs run by the NSA.
“We believe the NSA’s collection of domestic communications contravenes the First and fourth Amendments of the United States Constitution, and violates several federal privacy laws, including the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 as amended,” the petition says.
The petition is a renewed response by EPIC after their earlier petition submitted on June 17th was ignored by the U.S government. With only 2000 signatures so far it is up to the American people to get behind the petition if they believe in the cause because the more people that do, the more the government is likely to listen.
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