as amended (also known as Section
PATRIOTAct),l requiring the ongoing daily production to the National Security Agency (NSA) ofcertain call detail records or "telephony metadata" in bulk.
The Court, after havingfully considered the United States Government's (government) earlier-filed ProposedApplication pursuant to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
and having held an extensive hearing to receive testimony
Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept
Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001," Pub.
2001) ("PATRIOT Act"),amended by, "USA PATRIOT Improvement Reauthorization Act of 2005," Pub.
No. 109-177, 120 Stat.
"USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing
Act of 2006," Pub.
No.109-178, 120 Stat.
expiration extended by "Department of DefenseAppropriations Act, 2010," Pub.
No. 111-118 (Dec.
2009); "USA PATRIOT
No. 111-141 (Feb.
"FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011," Pub.
No. 112-3 (Feb.
and, "PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011," Pub.
No. 112-14,125 Stat.
For purposes of this matter, '"telephony
includes comprehensive communications routinginformation, including
not limited to session identifying information
. terminating telephone number, International Mobile station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number,International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number, etc.),
identifier, telephone calling cardnumbers,
duration of call. Telephony metadata does not include the substantive content ofany communication, as defined by
2510(8), or the name, address,
financial information of asubscriber or customer." App.
addition, the Court
explicitly directed that its authorizationdoes not include "the production of cell site location information (CSLI)." Primary Ord.
Prior to scheduling a hearing in this matter, the Court reviewed the Proposed Application
procedure. Exhibit A consists of a Declaration from the NSA in
of the government's Application. As
this Court in Docket No.
13-80, Exhibit B is aRenewal Report to describe any significant changes proposed in the
in which records
bereceived, and any significant to controls NSA has in place to receive, store, process,
also provides the final segment ofinformation normally contained in the 30-day reports discussed below. As Ordered by this
of a meeting held by Executive Branch representatives toassess compliance with this Court's Orders. Furthermore, the Court reviewed the previously filed 30-dayreports that were Ordered
this Court in Docket No. 13-80, discussing NSA's application of thereasonable, articulable suspicion
for approving selection terms
implementation of theautomated query process. In addition, the 30-day reports describe disseminations of U.S.-personinformation obtained