Acting DNI Maguire issues statement on USA FREEDOM Act

On September 18, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire issued the following statement about the USA FREEDOM Act:

The “USA FREEDOM Act of 2015” preserves significant national security authorities, enhances privacy and civil liberties protections, and increases transparency.

The Administration supports a clean and permanent reauthorization of all the USA FREEDOM Act provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that will expire in December 2019, including the “lone wolf” and “roving wiretap” authorities, and the acquisition of business records, including call-detail records, under Title V of FISA. The USA FREEDOM Act extensively amended these authorities to prohibit bulk collection, and it provides us with the necessary tools to keep Americans safe.

We look forward to working with Congress to reauthorize these provisions.

Joseph Maguire
Acting Director of National Intelligence

Source: ODNI