A summary of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's ruling in Wikimedia v. NSA.
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The National Constitution Center has assembled a new collection of white papers on digital privacy.
A summary of David Kris's new paper for the National Constitution Center's May 10 event on "Digital Privacy in the 21st Century."
A summary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's annual transparency report regarding the use of national security authorities.
What Is the "Right" Number of Call Detail Records for 42 Targets under FISA's Business Records Authority?
ODNI's transparency report contains loads of interesting information. In this post, I'd like to draw attention to the statistics on use of the FISA Business Records authority, 50 USC 1861.
According to today’s IC transparency report for calendar year 2016, only one FBI query in a non-national-security investigation returned 702-acquired data about a U.S. person in 2016.
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.
As Bobby and others have already noted, the NSA announced Friday that it is ending “about” collection under Section 702’s upstream component. I want to inject into the discussion a few issues that I haven’t yet seen broached elsewhere.
As Quinta has already flagged, the New York Times has reported that NSA has stopped the practice of “about” collection under Section 702 of FISA. NSA has now released a set of statements.
NSA Stops Certain Foreign Intelligence Collection Activities Under Section 702:
According to a New York Times report by Charlie Savage, the National Security Agency is ceasing to conduct "about" collection under Section 702 due to difficulty in complying with regulations imposed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.