10 November 1999
Source: Excerpted from Conference Report on HR 1555, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government: http://cryptome.org/hr106-457.txt
SEC. 309. REPORT ON LEGAL STANDARDS APPLIED FOR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE. (a) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of Central Intelligence, the Director of the National Security Agency, and the Attorney General shall jointly prepare, and the Director of the National Security Agency shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees, a report in classified and unclassified form providing a detailed analysis of the legal standards employed by elements of the intelligence community in conducting signals intelligence activities, including electronic surveillance. (b) Matters Specifically Addressed.--The report shall specifically include a statement of each of the following legal standards: (1) The legal standards for interception of communications when such interception may result in the acquisition of information from a communication to or from United States persons. (2) The legal standards for intentional targeting of the communications to or from United States persons. (3) The legal standards for receipt from non-United States sources of information pertaining to communications to or from United States persons. (4) The legal standards for dissemination of information acquired through the interception of the communications to or from United States persons. (c) Definitions.--As used in this section: (1) The term ``intelligence community'' has the meaning given that term under section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)). (2) The term ``United States persons'' has the meaning given that term under section 101(i) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801(i)). (3) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate.