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USA PATRIOT Act

Legislation in the United States, enacted in 2001 shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, that increased the federal government's surveillance and enforcement powers with the intent of combating terrorism. Among other provisions, it expanded the powers of the Secretary of the Treasury to monitor financial transactions, especially internationally, and cracked down on money laundering.
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The purpose of the PSD is to bring US and MENA banks into a closer relationship to fight laundering and terror financing, and raise Arab banks' awareness about US Patriot Act regulations.
Total Site Solutions services include planning, design, engineering, construction, commissioning and facility maintenance to facilitate compliance with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Directive (PDD-63), Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 7 and the US Patriot Act of 2001.
It begins with the First Amendment to the US Constitution, and includes such texts as Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," PETA's "We'd Rather Go Naked" campaign, excerpts about the IRA hunger strikes, and the US Patriot Act.
He was responding to US Treasury officials' calls to implement Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and US Patriot Act regulations in a region where certain US-certified terror groups are considered political organisations.
Regulations like the Bank Secrecy Act, US Patriot Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and Sarbanes-Oxley have increased the cost of non-compliance, as evidenced by the fines levied against several top names in banking.
is not covered by the US Patriot Act, the Canada Anti-Terrorist Act (ATA) and
All data and operations are provided by Canadians and are hosted in a Canadian data center, removing concerns related to privacy and the US Patriot Act.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Norkom Technologies launches its new risk-based customer due diligence (CDD) solution designed to enable financial services organizations' to effectively comply with today's stricter and more stringent worldwide 'Know Your Customer' regulations as outlined in the US PATRIOT ACT, the 3rd EU Money Laundering directive, Australia's AML/CTF Act, the OFSI B8 guidelines and the FATF 40 recommendations.
Some material has been reorganized; updates to the discussion of the US Patriot Act and racial profiling are included.
iii) disclosure is required pursuant to a request for specific customer information to comply with a Subpoena, Court Order, and/or other legal instrument, legal proceeding or relevant law, specifically as it pertains to the US Patriot Act.