Section 702 reauthorisation should include safeguards for non-US citizens

02/11/2023 | Lawfare

A vital detail in the ongoing debate over Section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reauthorisation, according to Cameron Kerry, a Brookings Institution Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies, is the importance of safeguarding the personal data of non-US citizens. While the current reauthorisation debate primarily concerns increasing protections for US persons whose information is incidentally collected under Section 702, Kerry argues that safeguarding non-US persons is equally important. This difference in safeguards is a potential threat to the trust in the US rule of law, American companies, and the stability of data flows between the European Union and the United States.

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