When the government was caught spying on American citizens in the 1960s and 70s, Congress created the Church Committee to right the government’s wrongs. Recommendations from that commission resulted in legal reforms that ensured judicial oversight of surveillance programs. Congress must act in a similar fashion and create a 21st Century Church Committee and enact strong legislation to rein in the Executive Branch and protect our communications.
“For far too long, secret law and a secret surveillance state have been a dark shadow on Americans’ freedom. It’s time to shine a light on NSA’s spying.”
Join EFF in calling for a full investigation by emailing Congress today.
If you are based in the US, read more and add your name to the message to Congress here: Massive Spying Program Exposed: Demand Answers Now
If you don’t live in the US, you can take part in EFF’s international action here: It’s Time to Call on US Internet Companies to Demand Accountability and Transparency