Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act


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an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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This memorandum provides Members an update on significant facts relating to the Committee's ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (F ISA) during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
Goldsmith concluded that the president's wartime powers both as commander in chief and under Congress' authorization to use military force against al-Qaida were sufficient to overcome requirements in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for court approval for most of the program.
Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a new authorisation is necessary every year to keep the spy watch in place.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (15) On at least three occasions,
Many of the responses to the Patriot Act question were similar to that from T-Mobile US: "TMUS understands that the Department of Justice considers whether or not a provider receives any request under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to be classified, as well as the total number of such requests, if any.
In response, in 1978 Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which attempted to provide additional restrictions on and oversight of surveillance activities of "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" while seeking "foreign intelligence information." FISA has been frequently amended since its passage, most prominently due to the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Their testimony will cover NSA programs and potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which regulates electronic eavesdropping.
Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the basis for the National Security Agency's Internet-monitoring PRISM program, the government "certifies" that it is not targeting U.S.
Google, which updated its request filed in June, said it is asking to be allowed "to publish detailed statistics about the types (if any) of national security requests we receive under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act," said a blog posting from Google executives Richard Salgado and Pablo Chavez.
authorized under the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Patriot Act.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court was set up in the 1970s after a Senate enquiry exposed scandals and abuses by the spy agencies, including snooping on anti-war activists and other dissidents.
the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act," press release, June 8,
And Congress recently reauthorized the program under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act "after extensive hearings and debate," the official noted.
Under intense pressure, Congress in 2008 amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide tighter controls, protect phone companies from lawsuits for co-operating with federal law enforcement and require approval for many searches by a secret court - the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
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