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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An assessment of the USA PATRIOT Act should consider its likely impact on the interests protected by grand jury secrecy, the need for disclosure, and the role of the courts in supervising disclosure.
(11.) Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, USA Patriot Act of 2001, Pub.
Private Information: Background and Issues Related to the USA PATRIOT
Against this backdrop, Congress worked on renewing the USA PATRIOT Act through the summer and fall of 2005.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon will hold the Lane County premiere of "Unconstitutional," a documentary about how the USA Patriot Act has affected civil liberties and law enforcement, tonight at the University of Oregon School of Law.
leaders' attacks on American civil liberties, particularly the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA PATRIOT Act).
In response to criticism, Ashcroft recently toured the country to defend the USA Patriot Act and other legislation passed after 9/11.
Today, a controversial piece of legislation called the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is causing a big dilemma for corporations.
As noted above, the Section urges FinCEN to be sensitive to the costs of imposing Section 352 AML requirements on the commercial real estate industry Section 352 of the USA Patriot Act requires the establishment of an AML program, including, at a minimum, the following:
Perhaps, the most controversial recent act of Congress is the United and Strengthening of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (1) (USA PATRIOT Act) and its impact upon the use of electronic surveillance and physical searches authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) (2) to combat foreign threats.
Chapters cover such topics as the implications and limitations of linking, teacher Web sites, students' Web pages, privacy and filtering, and the USA PATRIOT Act.