Credit card information and telephony metadata orders

On January 17, 2014, the DNI released Supplemental FISC Order BR 11-57, dated April 13, 2011, where Judge Martin L.C. Feldman ordered that the government’s required reports to the FISC every 30 days “include a consideration of NSA’s consideration, and to the extent feasible, implementation of methods of purging the credit card information produced by [redacted] and described in the letters submitted by the government on March 1, 2011, and April 13, 2011, in Docket Nos. BR 10-49 and 10-70.” Continue reading Credit card information and telephony metadata orders

NSA violations of FISC electronic communications metadata orders

On November 18, 2013, the DNI released a heavily redacted opinion by FISC Judge John D. Bates, even the date and docket number of which were expunged, that relates a history in which “[a]s … the government acknowledges[,] … NSA exceeded the scope of authorized acquisition continuously during the more than [redacted] years of acquisition under these orders [authorizing the collection of Internet metadata under the pen/trap provision of 50 U.S.C. Sec. 1842].” Continue reading NSA violations of FISC electronic communications metadata orders

The FISC’s initial authorization of the electronic communications metadata program

On November 18, 2013, the Director of National Intelligence (“DNI”) released a heavily redacted opinion and order in which Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly held that the electronic communications metadata program, which the NSA began in 2004 and allegedly discontinued in 2011, was authorized under FISA and comported with the First and Fourth Amendments.  Continue reading The FISC’s initial authorization of the electronic communications metadata program

Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in June 2014

On June 19, the FISC approved the government’s application for a further reauthorization of the telephony metadata program until September 12, 2014. Continue reading Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in June 2014

Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in September 2014

On September 12, 2014, the FISC issued an order renewing the telephony metadata program for another 90 days until December 5, 2014, subject to the changes announced by President Obama in January. Continue reading Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in September 2014

Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in December 2014

On December 4, 2014, the FISC issued an order renewing the telephony metadata program for another 90 days until February 27, 2015, subject to the changes announced by President Obama in January 2014. Continue reading Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in December 2014

Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in February 2015

On February 26, 2015, the FISC issued an Order renewing the telephony metadata program for another 90 days until June 1, 2015. Continue reading Reauthorization of the NSA telephony metadata program in February 2015