ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report

ODNI Releases Annual Intelligence Community Transparency Report  


April 30, 2021 

Today, consistent with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), as amended (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)), and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, ODNI is releasing the eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities.

This report provides the public not only statistics, but also contextual information, regarding the scope of the government’s use of FISA authorities, National Security Letters, and other national security authorities.  In conjunction with other publicly released material, this report adds insight into the rigorous and multi-layered oversight framework governing the IC that safeguards the privacy and civil liberties of United States (U.S.) person and non-U.S. person information acquired pursuant to these national security authorities. 

“We are pleased to publish ODNI’s eighth annual statistical transparency report,” said Ben Huebner, Chief, ODNI Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency. “The Intelligence Community remains committed to providing the public with information regarding how important national security authorities are used in practice.  The information in today’s report will help foster continued public dialogue regarding how the Intelligence Community protects national security, our privacy, and our liberty.” 

Additional public information on national security authorities is available at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) website, www.dni.gov; the Intelligence Community’s public website, www.intel.gov; and ODNI’s public Tumblr site, IC on the Record.

Download: 2021 IC Annual Statistical Transparency Report