The U.S. justice Department urged Congress to make a law on electronic surveillance is permanent

The U.S. Department of justice sent Congress a letter in which he proposed to make a law on electronic surveillance is constant. The text of the message posted on the Agency’s website.

The document, signed by United States attorney General Jeff Sessom and the Director of National intelligence Daniel Coates, contains a reminder that the deadline for the current law expires at the end of the year.

The authors note that currently, the law allows you to collect vital information about international terrorists, cybercriminals, individuals and structures involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, to other important intelligence.

“The continuation in force of these critical capabilities is a top priority of the justice Department and the intelligence community,” the document says.

On 7 June it was reported that Coates has proposed to the Senate to permanently fix the temporary section 702 of the act of covert surveillance for the purposes of foreign intelligence (FISA). This allows the joint decision of the US attorney General and Director of National intelligence put him under surveillance of any foreigner. Since the adoption of this solution the surveillance is carried out not more than a year.

Critics of this measure claim that in the course of the spying of foreign objects intelligence agencies can obtain information about Americans, which is prohibited by law.