ICYMI: Sen. Paul and Sen. Wyden Discuss Domestic Surveillance Abuse, Demand Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, this morning U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined the CATO Institute’s Patrick Eddington for a discussion on FISA Section 702. 

Sen. Paul, a steadfast defender of privacy and personal liberty, discussed surveillance reform, his opposition to lowering data collection standards on Americans, and his joint efforts with Sen. Wyden on their Protecting Data at the Border Act, which requires a warrant to search Americans’ phones at the border. 

“Liberty and security are not mutually exclusive, so why are we being asked to sacrifice one for the other?” said Sen. Paul. “We need more protections for innocent Americans who too often are getting caught up in the federal government’s exponentially growing surveillance net and warrantless searches.”

You can watch the entire discussion HERE.