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FBI hiring outside contractor to overhaul use of FISA spying tool

 

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:35 PM PT – Friday, October 30, 2020

The FBI has said it’s hiring a private firm to revamp its policies regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, a controversial tool used to spy on Americans.

Companies reportedly had until this week to bid on a contract, but critics have questioned the move over concerns sensitive data could be leaked while working with an outside contractor.

This came after the agency came under scrutiny over errors it made while wire-tapping former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Former Trump Campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Bureau was looking to examine Page over alleged links to possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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