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Intelligence Community

Director of National Intelligence Releases Annual Transparency Report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its annual transparency report. The annual report compiles statistics and information on the intelligence community's use of legal authorities including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. You can read the report here and below. 

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)

Summary: Declassified Nov. 2020 FISC Opinion

On April 26, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a Nov. 18, 2020, ruling issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The decision grants the U.S. government’s request for approval to continue collecting information on non-U.S. persons in order to acquire foreign intelligence information under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 

FISC

To Oversee or to Overrule: What is the Role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Under FISA Section 702?

Is the FISC failing its responsibilities with respect to the function it performs in the Section 702 program? Given the role the FISC is intended to play with respect to its oversight of the Section 702 program, the answer is no.

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