HyperDic: foreign_intelligence_surveillance_act

English > 1 sense of the expression Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:
NOUNcommunicationForeign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISAan act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign / foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
English > Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign / foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance.
SynonymFISA
Broaderlegislative act, statuteAn act passed by a legislative body
SpanishForeign Intelligence Surveillance Act
CatalanForeign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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