A secretive court that authorizes applications made by the US government for approval of electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes didn’t deny a single government request in 2015, according to a Justice Department document.
The US Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court (FISC or the FISA Court) received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including emails and phone calls, Reuters reported, citing a Justice Department memo, which was sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday.
In 2014, the court, established by the US Congress in 1978, reportedly received 1,379 applications and rejected none.
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