Overview of Constitutional Challenges to NSA Collection Activities and Recent Developments

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This report focuses on two main National Security Agency (NSA) collection activities approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. The first is the bulk collection of telephony metadata for domestic and international telephone calls. The second involves the interception of Internet-based communications and is targeted at foreigners who are not within the United States, but may also inadvertently acquire the communications of U.S. persons.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 1, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Liu, Edward C.

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Nolan, Andrew

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Thompson, Richard M., II

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 1, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report focuses on two main National Security Agency (NSA) collection activities approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. The first is the bulk collection of telephony metadata for domestic and international telephone calls. The second involves the interception of Internet-based communications and is targeted at foreigners who are not within the United States, but may also inadvertently acquire the communications of U.S. persons.

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20 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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