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Timeline of surveillance law developments

This chart, taken from an unpublished NSA presentation, illustrates the development of US legal doctrine, both public and secret, on surveillance from 1975 to 2010. The existence of the first of the FISA Court orders, the “Raw Take” order from July 2002, had not been previously known: see the New York Times article How a Court Secretly Evolved, Extending U.S. Spies’ Reach, 12 March 2014.

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