USA PATRIOT Act

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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.
The US PATRIOT Act was promulgated immediately after the 9/11 attack on the American soil to bring appropriate safety nets to secure the American homeland.
At home, the American government gave itself unprecedented powers through the US Patriot Act and other measures that still limit previously cherished democratic and individual rights enjoyed by American citizens.
Police immediately arrested him and he became the first person charged and sentenced under the US Patriot Act for pointing lasers at planes.
The new edition addresses techniques used by terrorists, provisions under the US Patriot Act, and changes in federal forfeiture law and other legislation, and it contains two new chapters on the investigation of terrorist activities.
With the introduction of the US Patriot Act's International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001, combating money laundering, particularly terror financing, has become a top priority for the US in the Middle East.
In March, FinCEN issued a final ruling imposing "special measure five" under the US Patriot Act against the bank, effectively severing the bank's ties with the US financial system.
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.
Some material has been reorganized; updates to the discussion of the US Patriot Act and racial profiling are included.
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.