Obama’s intelligence czar vows to release his own transparency report

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will begin releasing annual reports about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activity in the coming months, a spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has confirmed.The report will disclose the total number of court approvals granted for a range of surveillance requests, including national security letters as well as those made under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (also known as the “business records provision”). In a statement posted to ODNI’s Tumblr Thursday night, Clapper promised not only to release the aggregate number of requests for each category, but also the number of targets at which those requests were aimed.

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