The ODNI has released more documents. This time, they didn’t try to suggest that it was purely voluntary on their part, and they mention EFF:
Newly Released and Reprocessed Documents Responsive to a Freedom of Information Act Request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Docket Number BR 08-13
March 2, 2009 — Order from the Foreign Intelligence Court (Updated)
In light of the compliance incidents identified and reported by the Government, the FISC ordered NSA to seek Court approval to query the telephony metadata on a case-by-case basis, except where necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human life “until such time as the Government is able to restore the Court’s confidence that the government can and will comply with the previously approved [Court] procedures for accessing such data.”
Docket Number BR 09-06
June 22, 2009 — Order (Updated)
In response to the Government’s reporting of a compliance incident related to NSA’s dissemination of certain query results discovered during NSA’s end-to-end review, the FISC ordered the Government to report on a weekly basis, any disseminations of information from the metadata telephony program outside of NSA and provide further explanation of the incident in its final report upon completion of the end-to-end review.
Docket Number BR: 10-82
November 23, 2010 — Supplemental Order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Newly Released)
Supplemental Order issued by the FISC in response to a government request for records concerning an individual target, not an application requesting records in bulk. The order interprets the relationship between the Right to Financial Privacy Act and Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.