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Foreign intelligence information means:

(1) information that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to, the ability of the United States to protect against —
(A) actual or potential attack or other grave hostile acts of a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power;
(B) sabotage or international terrorism by a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power; or
(C) clandestine intelligence activities by an intelligence service or network of a foreign power or by an agent of a foreign power; or

(2) information with respect to a foreign power or foreign territory that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to —

(A) the national defense or the security of the United States; or
(B) the conduct of the foreign affairs of the United States.[1]

References

  1. 50 U.S.C. §1801(e).
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