S.936 - Ending Mass Collection of Americans’ Phone Records Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/28/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.936 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/28/2019)
Ending Mass Collection of Americans' Phone Records Act of 2019
This bill repeals the authority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain business records, such as phone records, on an ongoing basis under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA warrants shall only be for items specifically identified in the FBI's application to access the records.
FISA currently allows the FBI to apply for a warrant to access records and other documents to obtain foreign intelligence information or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. The application for such a warrant is ex parte before courts designated under FISA, meaning that the government is the only party present in the proceedings.