Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) proposed legislation . . . that would cut National Security Agency (NSA) funding if it violates new surveillance rules aimed at preventing broad data collection on millions of people.
Fitzpatrick has also offered language to restrict the term “relevant” when it comes to data collection. On the one hand, it seems odd for Congress to micromanage a spy agency. On the other hand, no one has adequately explained how present safeguards keep the integrated Information Sharing Environment from engaging in the harms catalogued here and here. So we’re likely to see many blunt efforts to cut off its ability to collect and analyze data, even if data misuse is really the core problem.