A new law that could threaten privacy and civil liberties is poised to be signed into law by President Donald Trump.
The law would prohibit law enforcement from collecting data on Americans in the United States.
The National Security Agency is trying to spy on everyone in the country.
And while the NSA has been accused of spying on foreign leaders for decades, this new law would be the most sweeping effort yet to target Americans.
The law has the support of the Obama administration, which argues that it will help protect Americans from foreign espionage and cyber attacks.
But it has also drawn criticism from privacy groups who fear it will open the door to mass surveillance.
If passed, the bill would prohibit the National Security Information Sharing Act (NSSIA), the government’s current version of the Patriot Act, from being used to collect Americans’ communications.
Under the law, law enforcement would have to obtain a warrant from a federal judge and get a court order from a judge.
The NSA would not have to get permission from a court to gather any information from American citizens.
A judge can authorize the collection of data if the NSA can show a specific target is located in the US and that the target has “reason to believe” that the data is relevant to an ongoing investigation.
But privacy groups say that’s too broad a legal definition, and that it could allow the NSA to search for Americans’ emails and other digital data without warrants.
The bill is backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which says that the government should not be able to access Americans’ digital communications without a warrant.
The NSA is trying, as it did after Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents to the media in 2013, to make the NSA-like data collection easier by expanding the NSSIA to collect information about people in the U.S. and foreigners living abroad.
The government has argued that it has a legitimate interest in collecting data because of foreign intelligence, but privacy groups argue that collection is not necessary because the NSA already collects metadata on Americans’ online activity.
According to the American Public Privacy Association, in 2013 the government asked the Federal Communications Commission to give it the authority to collect the content of every e-mail sent or received by Americans, even if the e-mails do not contain the content that the NSA is looking for.
But the commission rejected the request and in 2015, the Justice Department sued the FCC for a ruling that it had no authority to do so.
The new bill would also limit how the government can use the NSCIA to obtain personal data on people who have not been charged with a crime.
This could mean that information could be collected even if a person has not been arrested or convicted of a crime, the EFF argues.
Under the bill, the government would not be allowed to search and seize communications of people it suspects of being terrorists, drug dealers, or terrorists, or any other types of individuals deemed to pose a national security threat.
It would only be allowed for the collection to determine whether the target of the NSL has been involved in criminal activity.
The ACLU says that even without any prior indication that a person is involved in a crime or terrorist activity, the NSA could still use this data to target that person and his or her associates.
The legislation would also give the government the power to use the metadata on American citizens’ e-messages to determine their activities overseas, which could include where Americans go, when they are in the states and if they travel overseas.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment on whether it supports the bill.
Critics have argued that the bill is too broad and could allow law enforcement to use this information to monitor Americans’ activities abroad.
“This bill would be a first step toward putting American’s privacy and liberty at risk and jeopardizing the safety and security of our country,” the ACLU said in a statement.