Congress Halts Spy Satellite Use

Oct 03, 2007
Nicole A. Ozer

Page Media

ACLU of Northern CA

A controversial new program to use spy satellites for domestic surveillance has been postponed due to concerns brought to the attention of Congress by the ACLU and other civil liberties groups.

On September 6, Barry Steinhardt, the Director of the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program, testified before Congress, asking for a moratorium on the domestic use of military spy satellites until Congress receives answers to the key questions about the program, enacts statutory checks and balances to prevent their misuse, and explicitly authorizes the program.

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To read Barry Steinhardt's testimony, click here.