US Intel Agency Spying Transparency Report, etc on site

grarpamp grarpamp at
Mon May 8 22:12:34 PDT 2017

Statistical Transparency Report Regarding the Use of National Security
Authorities for Calendar Year 2016

May 2, 2017
In June 2014, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) began
releasing statistics relating to the use of critical national security
authorities, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
(FISA), in an annual report called the Statistical Transparency Report
Regarding Use of National Security Authorities (hereafter the Annual
Statistical Transparency Report). Subsequent Annual Statistical
Transparency Reports were released in 2015 and 2016.

On June 2, 2015, the USA FREEDOM Act was enacted, codifying a
requirement to publicly report many of the statistics already reported
in the Annual Statistical Transparency Report. The Act also expanded
the scope of the information included in the reports by requiring the
DNI to report information concerning United States person search terms
and queries of certain FISA-acquired information, as well as specific
statistics concerning information collected pursuant to call detail
records. See 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b).

Today, consistent with the USA FREEDOM Act requirements to release
certain statistics (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)) and the
Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency,
 we are releasing our fourth Annual Statistical Transparency Report
presenting statistics on how often the government uses certain
national security authorities.

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