War on Terrorism

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Review of FBI use of Exigent Letters and other Informal Request for Telephone Records

On March 9, 2007, the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General issued is first report on the FBI’s use of national security letters. Issued in response to requirements in the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, the first report described the use and effectiveness of national security letters, including “any illegal and improve use,” in calendar years 2003 through 2005.

On March 13, 2008, the OIG issued its second report on national security letters, which assessed the corrective actions the FBI and DOJ had taken in response to the OIG’s first report. In this third report, the OIG describes the results of its latest inquiry.

Read the Report

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