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Friday, 30 April 2021 11:28



ODNI News Release No. 17-21

April 30, 2021

ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 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.


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.”


Additional public information on national security authorities is available at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) website, www.dni.gov; the Intelligence Community’s website, www.intel.gov; and ODNI’s Tumblr site, IC on the Record, at IContheRecord.tumblr.com.