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List of Permissable Uses of Signals Intelligence Collected in Bulk [February 10, 2014]   [open pdf - 57KB]

On February 10, 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued the following press release: "Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-28 -- Signals Intelligence Activities establishes a process for determining the permissible uses of nonpublicly available signals intelligence that the United States collects in bulk. It also directs the Director of National Intelligence to 'maintain a list of permissible uses of signals intelligence collected in bulk' and make the list 'publicly available to the maximum extent feasible, consistent with the national security.' Consistent with that directive, I am hereby releasing the current list of permissible uses of nonpublicly available signals intelligence that the United States collects in bulk. [...] As of Jan. 17, 2014, nonpublicly available signals intelligence collected by the United States in bulk may be used by the United States 'only for the purposes of detecting and countering: 1. Espionage and other threats and activities directed by foreign powers or their intelligence services against the United States and its interests; 2. Threats to the United States and its interests from terrorism; 3. Threats to the United States and its interests from the development, possession, proliferation, or use of weapons of mass destruction; 4. Cybersecurity threats; 5. Threats to U.S. or allied Armed Forces or other U.S. or allied personnel; and 6. Transnational criminal threats, including illicit finance and sanctions evasion related to the other purposes named above.'"

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