ODNI releases IC transparency report

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, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities on April 30.

This report provides the public with statistics and contextual information on the scope of the government’s use of FISA authorities, National Security Letters, and other national security authorities. In conjunction with other publicly released material, this report adds insight into the rigorous and multi-layered oversight framework governing the IC that safeguards the privacy and civil liberties of United States (U.S.) person and non-U.S. person information acquired pursuant to these national security authorities.

“We are pleased to publish ODNI’s eighth annual statistical transparency report,” said Ben Huebner, chief, ODNI Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency. “The Intelligence Community remains committed to providing the public with information about how we apply important national security authorities. The information in today’s report will help foster continued public dialogue regarding how the Intelligence Community protects national security, our privacy, and our liberty.”

Source: ODNI