Will The Senate Pass The USA Freedom Act This Time Around?
The bill, which ran out of steam in the Senate last year, would shut down the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata.By Evan Thomas | May 14, 2015
It's now up to the Senate to decide whether the USA Freedom Act will shut down certain National Security Agency spying.
The bill would amend Section 215 of the Patriot Act to prevent the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata from U.S. telecom providers.
Instead, the telecoms themselves would be responsible for collecting and holding that information. If the NSA wants access, it will need orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.