FISC Order Authorizing the Collection of Telephone Metadata & Reports to Congress on Bulk Collection Program

By Raffaela Wakeman
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:31 AM

Here's the "Primary Collection Order" authorizing the collection of telephone metadata, signed by FISC Judge Roger Vinson (signed April 25 and expiring on July 19th, 2013), declassified.

Also declassified and posted are two reports on the NSA's bulk collection under Section 215, one from 2009, and one from 2011.