Tecnológicas urgen al gobierno federal a no renovar el Patriot Act

Se acerca el momento si decidir si uno de los legados de la  administración de George W. Bush se queda como está y se trata del Patriot Act.

Google, Apple, AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter y Yahoo han firmado una carta abierta, marcando una nueva unión para un propósito común y es que el Patriot At o al menos como fue redactado la década pasada, no sea renovada.

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La carta pide a personas de interés del tema, incluyendo al Presidente Barack Obama, detener la colección de información en las telecomunicaciones y dar un fuerte apoyo a la propuesta ley USA Freedom Act el cuál es denominado como el opuesto del Patriot Act.

Bajo el Patrio Act, una de las consecuencias del ataque terrorista del 11 de Septiembre, conocida por su nombre completo Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act de 2001, legaliza al gobierno federal de Estados Unidos de realizar procedimiento s o movidas si se entiende que es proteger a la nación de cualquier ataque terrorista y esto pudiera incluir recopilación de información y espionaje totalmente legal.

En el 2011, Barack Obama habría dado una renovación limitada de alguno de los elementos de la ley y es precisamente la petición de las tecnológicas que ya no se renueve cualquier elemento del Patriot Act.

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President Barack Obama The White House

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader
United States Senate

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Charles Grassley Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Richard Burr
Chairman
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate

The Honorable Devin Nunes
Chairman
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence United States House of Representatives

Attorney General Eric Holder United States Department of Justice

Admiral Michael Rogers Director
National Security Agency

The Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader United States Senate

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate

The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Vice Chairman
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate

The Honorable Adam Schiff
Ranking Member
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence United States House of Representatives

March 25, 2015

We the undersigned represent a wide range of privacy and human rights advocates, technology companies, and trade associations that hold an equally wide range of positions on the issue of surveillance reform. Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act Section 215, which currently serves as the legal basis for the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata and is set to expire on June 1, 2015. That said, our broad, diverse, and bipartisan coalition believes that the status quo is untenable and that it is urgent that Congress move forward with reform.

Together, we agree that the following elements are essential to any legislative or Administration effort to reform our nation’s surveillance laws:

• There must be a clear, strong, and effective end to bulk collection practices under the USA PATRIOT Act, including under the Section 215 records authority and the Section

214 authority regarding pen registers and trap & trace devices. Any collection that does occur under those authorities should have appropriate safeguards in place to protect privacy and users’ rights.

• The bill must contain transparency and accountability mechanisms for both government and company reporting, as well as an appropriate declassification regime for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decisions.

We believe addressing the above must be a part of any reform package, though there are other reforms that our groups and companies would welcome, and in some cases, believe are essential to any legislation. We also urge Congress to avoid adding new mandates that are controversial and could derail reform efforts.

It has been nearly two years since the first news stories revealed the scope of the United States’ surveillance and bulk collection activities. Now is the time to take on meaningful legislative reforms to the nation’s surveillance programs that maintain national security while preserving privacy, transparency, and accountability. We strongly encourage both the White House and Members of Congress to support the above reforms and oppose any efforts to enact any legislation that does not address them.

Thank you

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Jesús J. Nieves-Padillahttps://esmandau.com/
Amante de la Tecnología, Blogging, Música y del Vacilón. Fanático de Linux, Ingeniero, Critico Tecnológico, Humano. "Tantas cosas por las que la gente trolea y a sabiendas que la vida es una, prefiero dejarlos como locos."
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