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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 12:38

Statistical Transparency Report

Calendar Year 2019

 

April 2020

 

 

Today, consistent with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), as amended (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)), and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, we are releasing our seventh annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities presenting statistics on how often the government uses certain national security authorities.

 

Providing these statistics allows for an additional way to track the use of FISA authorities, National Security Letters (NSLs), and its dissemination of information within the government when required. The statistics also add further context regarding the IC’s rigorous and multi-layered oversight framework that safeguards the privacy of United States persons’ information and non-U.S. persons’ information acquired pursuant to these national security authorities. This report goes beyond the government’s statutory duty of releasing statistics by further providing the public with detailed explanations as to how the IC uses its national security authorities.

 

Read the Statistical Transparency Report Regarding National Security Authorities Calendar Year 2019