National Security Letters: Proposals in the 112th Congress

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This report reprints the text of the five National Security Letter (NSL) statutes as they now appear and as they appeared prior to amendment by the USA PATRIOT Act (to which form they would be returned under S.1125 and H.R. 1805). NSLs are roughly comparable to administrative subpoenas. Various intelligence agencies use them to demand certain customer information from communications providers, financial institutions, and consumer credit reporting agencies under the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the National Security Act, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Creator(s): Doyle, Charles
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 30, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Doyle, Charles

Senior Specialist in American Public Law

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 30, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report reprints the text of the five National Security Letter (NSL) statutes as they now appear and as they appeared prior to amendment by the USA PATRIOT Act (to which form they would be returned under S.1125 and H.R. 1805). NSLs are roughly comparable to administrative subpoenas. Various intelligence agencies use them to demand certain customer information from communications providers, financial institutions, and consumer credit reporting agencies under the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the National Security Act, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Note:

Related reports include CRS Report R40138, Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Extended Until June 1, 2015, and CRS Report RL33320, National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Legal Background and Recent amendments.

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32 pages.

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