June 1, 2015

We commend the Senate for overwhelmingly voting 77-17 to
proceed on the USA Freedom Act.  The
expiration of certain authorities tonight should not stop consideration of the
bill, especially as the legislation contains significant reforms beyond the
expiring provisions.  Congress should act
to pass USA Freedom this week.  As the
Senate considers amendments to the bill, we urge it to avoid adding any
provisions that weaken the prohibition of bulk collection of Internet metadata,
mandate data retention, or otherwise introduce new concepts or definitions that
weaken consumers’ trust in the Internet.