Authorized Wiretap Intercepts Increase 4 Percent in 2005

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 1, 2006

Follow-up to April 28, 2006 posting, FBI Used NSLs to Collect Info on Thousands of Americans, the following related documents from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts:

  • News release, May 1, 2006: Authorized Wiretap Intercepts Increase 4 Percent in 2005 – “The number of orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral or electronic communications by federal and state courts increased 4 percent in 2005, for a total of 1,773 applications.”
  • 2005 Wiretap Report (For the Period January 1 Through December 31, 2005 – and accompanying Text Tables and Appendix Tables
  • Historical Chart
  • Letter from William E. Moschella, Assistant Attorney General, to Speaker Hastert, April 28, 2006, submitting report that covers: “all applications made by the Government during calendar year 2005 for authority to conduct electronic surveillance and physical search for foreign intelligence purposes under the Act; all applications made by the Government during calendar year 2005 for access to certain business records (including the production of tangible things) for foreign intelligence purposes; and all requests made by the Government during calendar year 2005 for certain information concerning different United States persons pursuant to National Security Letters.”
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