These rules apply only to collection and subsequent use of information authorized by Executive Order 12333, not to any other NSA program. EO 12333 was initially issued by Reagan, but has been modified many times. The most recent modification, to which these rules apply, was by George W. Bush. Whether the rules make sense depend in part on when 4A protections first attach. Through DOJ, NSA contends that mere collection, or even computerized minimization, does not trigger 4A, 4A does not apply until the data is seen by human eyes. Many others (including an EFF team of which I’m a part) contend that 4A is triggered at the instant of collection. If we’re right, then much of the information was collected unconstitutionally, which cannot be cured by rules on when and how the information can be disseminated to other agencies.