Report on the Surveillance Program Operated Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [open pdf - 3MB]
"In 2008, Congress enacted the FISA Amendments Act, which made changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ('FISA'). Among those changes was the addition of a new provision, Section 702 of FISA, permitting the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence to jointly authorize surveillance conducted within the United States but targeting only non-U.S. persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board ('PCLOB') began reviewing implementation of the FISA Amendments Act early in 2013, shortly after the Board began operations as an independent agency. The PCLOB has conducted an in-depth review of the program now operated under Section 702, in pursuit of the Board's mission to review executive branch actions taken to protect the nation from terrorism in order to ensure 'that the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.'"
U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board: http://www.pclob.gov/