(WWLP) – Congress is debating the authority of the NSA to catch terrorists through phone records.
The “Patriot Act” is about to lapse, and Congress has ten days to decide whether to renew it.
The “Patriot Act” allows the government to collect your electronic data and communication information in the name of national security. Some people feel it’s too invasive. Others say it’s part of the price of freedom.
“For the safety of the people that live in this country, you give up a little bit, you gain a lot,” said David Singer of West Springfield. “Especially with all the terrorist activity hitting home, more so now than ever. Especially with ISIS.”
Congress has to vote by June 1st.