A summary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's annual transparency report regarding the use of national security authorities.
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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its annual transparency report regarding use of national security authorities for calendar year 2016, available here and below. Lawfare will publish a summary shortly.
Yesterday morning, Microsoft released, along with its most recent biannual transparency reports, a 2014 National Security Letter (NSL) from the FBI which sought “data belonging to belonging to a customer of our consumer services,” according to the company’s press release on the matter.
In the news roundup, the gang covers a Russian official's claim that Snowden is a spy, Silent Circle's nearing bankruptcy, and the European Parliament's new appetite for demanding privacy concessions from China. Episode 123 feels like a reward for living through 2013.
European hypocrisy on data protection is a lot like the weather. Everyone complains about it but no one does anything about it. Until today.