Glad EPIC.org obtained these documents, but it looks like the government too-liberally redacted material. If the “scenarios” are not real cases, why couldn’t they have been shown as a way of helping the public understand how the government interprets the laws?
In response to EPIC’s Freedom of Information Act request, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released documents (part 1, part 2, part 3) concerning the agency’s use of National Security Letters to obtain information from the media. The disclosure to EPIC includes a revised policy that followed criticisms of government surveillance of journalists. In an earlier amicus brief, EPIC recommended enhanced oversight of National Security Letters.