NSA collaboration with CSEC
|Submitted||Jan. 31, 2014|
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From: CJ Ciaramella
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any reports, memos or training materials regarding collaboration with Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) on the development of IP tracking and profiling technology between January 1, 2010 and January 1, 2013.
CBC News reported on Jan. 30 that the NSA collaborated CSEC on the development of technology to track the wireless devices of passengers after they left airport terminals: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csec-used-airport-wi-fi-to-track-canadian-travellers-edward-snowden-documents-1.2517881
The document obtained by CBC News details trial runs of technology developed in partnership with the NSA to track IP addresses across airport terminals, hotels and cafes: http://www.cbc.ca/news2/pdf/airports_redacted.pdf
I therefore request any related reports or memos produced by NSA on this technology between the aforementioned timeframe.
If some of these records are disclosable and others are exempt, please provide the disclosable records and let me know the exemption(s) preventing disclosure of the
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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.
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.