A key provision of the Patriot Act is set to expire in a matter of weeks. If Section 215 expires it would mean that the unconstitutional surveillance of everyone’s phone records will end. One federal judge criticized the program as “beyond Orwellian” and “likely unconstitutional.” Even the government-appointed Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has said this program doesn’t make us any safer, stating that they couldn’t find a single example of a threat to the US where this program made a concrete difference in outcome of a counterterrorism investigation.
But many proponents of Section 215 want to see it renewed.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is an international non-profit digital rights group based in the United States, and they are trying to raise awareness of this soon-to-expire provision. Here’s their website.
I encourage you to watch the following video, and GET INVOLVED.
David L. Lindsey is an American novelist, working primarily in the mystery, thriller, and spy genres. He has published fourteen novels in a writing career spanning 25 years. http://www.davidlindsey.com/