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Noun1.FISA - 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; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
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(91) See, e.g., Marty Lederman and Steve Vladeck, The Constitutionality of a FISA "Special Advocate," November 4, 2013,
FISA deploys RiT's intelligent infrastructure management and data center infrastructure management solutions for a broad range of commercial and government infrastructure projects.
These new revelations, which emerged from a lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, show FISA judges frustrated to find that the National Security Agency (NSA) misled them about certain surveillance techniques.
FISA was intended to differentiate between intelligence investigations of foreign nationals and investigations of "United States persons," with greater restrictions on surveillance of U.S.
Keith Alexander, one of the witnesses at Thursday's hearing, repeated his earlier contention that there's no evidence of intentional wrongdoing in any of the NSA spying programs, even though the agency has reported thousands of errors to the FISA court.
Congress has legislated in the area in such laws as the National Security Act, the electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Protect Act, the Patriot Act, and FISA. The Executive Branch has issued relevant Executive Orders.
then I have the problem that under FISA, I'm bound to comply."
According to critics of the surveillance programs, the FISA court has consistently violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S.
"However, government non-disclosure obligations regarding the number of FISA national security requests that Google receives, as well as the number of accounts covered by those requests, fuel that speculation."
There has also been talk about the FBI's use of a so-called FISA warrant a court-approved permission to wiretap against Page.
Certaines associations, qui denoncent aujourd'hui la situation de monopole dans cette branche et ont decide d'envoyer une lettre au chef du gouvernement pour faire part de leurs inquietudes, ne font pas partie de la federation et n'ont eu aucune concertation prealable avec la Fisa.
Two documents reveal the rules the FBI would have to follow in obtaining warrants to spy on reporters under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), implicitly confirming the existence of such cases.