Breaking International Law

J.M. Porup filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: J.M. Porup

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

According to a legal memo in the Snowden documents, GCHQ will break international law as long as it's "acceptable among the 5-eyes community."


How often does the NSA break international law? Please provide any legal memos, correspondence, or other documents that discuss the NSA breaking international law. Please include statistics per year from 1995 to present day on how often the NSA breaks international law.

Please also include any and all processing notes associated with this FOIA request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


J.M. Porup

From: National Security Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: J.M. Porup

Public documents from GCHQ lawyers indicate that the UK SIGINT agency will break international law as long as it's acceptable among the Five Eyes community.

NSA is part of that community.

This information is already public, improper glomar.


From: National Security Agency

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.


The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: J.M. Porup

The NSA surely keeps statistics on the number of times it willfully violates international law. Please provide those statistics.