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Entry Title Date
Nsa Oversight And Accountability November 6, 2013
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"applicable minimization procedures and other relevant procedures and guidelines, including whether they are consistent across agencies and the extent to which they protect the privacy rights of U.S. persons;"
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 July 10, 2013
Jan Schakowsky, D-IL
"I have very serious concern about the downsizing of the Chicago district and the impacts it would have on those efforts. Like the chairman, I understand the Corps’ efforts to reduce costs and our interest in doing that; but the minimization of the Chicago and Buffalo areas would trade short-term savings with much more significant and lasting long-term costs."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions June 24, 2013
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Moreover, this measure would require court review of minimization procedures when information concerning a U.S. person is acquired, retained, or disseminated pursuant to a section 215 order. This is a commonsense oversight requirement already required for other FISA authorities such as wiretaps, physical searches, pen register and trap and trace devices."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 624, Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act April 17, 2013
Adam Schiff, D-CA
"And just to respond to my colleague, I’d be interested to know if there is anything you can point to in those 17 amendments that governs or requires the private sector, when it shares information with other private sector entities, to remove personally identifiable information. Because under the bill, the only minimization that’s required is being done by the government; and in the case of private-to-private sector sharing, there is no government role. So this is the big hole."
Fisa Amendments Act Reauthorization Act Of 2012 December 28, 2012
Saxby Chambliss, R-GA
"As we said yesterday, if there is a problem and the problem is addressed by the intelligence community and the Intelligence Committees on both the House and Senate side, it is not abused. If there is a problem, we fix it. There are minimization procedures that are in place which address this issue that are used when necessary. If we do our job, there is absolutely no reason for this amendment—and we do our job."

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