Proposed “USA Freedom Act” – Link Roundup (updated with death of the bill in 113th Congress)

Background: U.S. Senate Bill Proposes Sweeping Curbs on NSA surveillance – Reuters’ news report.

Update: On November 18, 2014, the Senate voted to end further discussion of the proposed Act during the 113th United States Congress. Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate – Wired

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Summary of the Bill: Senator Leahy’s NSA Reform Bill: A Quick and Dirty Summary — LawFare

Position of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: EFF’s Decision to Support the Bill and The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Towards Reforming Mass Surveillance at EFF’s DeepLinks blog.

Other Commentary: Our Privacy and Liberty Still at Risk, Even if Leahy NSA Bill Passes – Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice.

Debate (audio): Stewart Baker, former NSA general counsel, debating Harley Geiger, Deputy Director for the Freedom, Security and Surveillance Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast); debate sponsored by the Federalist Society).