DoJ releases two dozen reports on pen registers and trap-and-trace devices at EPIC’s request
Attorney General Eric Holder, through the Department of Justice, declassified and released on Feb. 28 two dozen documents that were responsive to a portion of a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
To see the text of the reports, click here.
These one-page documents, titled The Attorney General’s Report on the Use of Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, are reports to the intelligence and judiciary committees of Congress that identify how many applications the U.S. Government filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) seeking authorization to use pen registers and/or trap and trace devices, and how many the FISC authorized during specific time periods.
The documents cover the time period from 2001 through 2012.