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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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Creates a new sunset of December 31, 2009, for USA PATRIOT Act sections 206 and 215 ("roving" FISA wiretaps and FISA orders for business records), and for the "lone wolf" amendment to FISA.
On March 1, 2006, the Senate passed a separate bill, the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 (S.
Ashcroft implemented the USA PATRIOT Act by establishing a new DOJ policy regarding information-sharing procedures.
One of the most significant actions taken by Congress was passing the USA PATRIOT Act shortly after the September 11 attacks.
Permanent USA PATRIOT Act sections for which some have proposed expiration on December 31, 2005 include sections 213 (delayed notification of surreptitious execution of a search (sneak and peek) warrant); 216 (ECPA pen register/trap & trace orders for electronic communications (e.
On October 26, 2001, just six weeks after the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center the 107th Congress passed the 350-page legislative excretion known as the USA PATRIOT Act.
These final regulations implement section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which directs that regulations be issued requiring that financial institutions implement reasonable procedures to (1) verify the identity of any person opening an account; (2) maintain records of the information used to verify the person's identity; and (3) determine whether the person appears on any list of known or suspected terrorists or terrorist organizations.
The industry is dealing with compliance with several government regulations including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the anti-money laundering USA PATRIOT Act; and state legislated opt-in/opt-out privacy mandates.
Working with Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Representative John Conyers of Michigan, the ACLU-NLG radicals fashioned language to the USA PATRIOT Act to exempt the members of the terrorist PFLP whom the INS was trying to deport.
With 16 of its provisions, including several key ones, set to expire at the end of the year, the USA PATRIOT Act--enacted in 2001 in reaction to the worst terrorist attack in U.
The former boy wonder mayor of Cleveland pledged to repeal the USA PATRIOT Act in its entirety.
How much of an effect the federal USA PATRIOT Act would have had on stopping this scheme isn't clear, and while the act only applies to life and annuity writers, creative property/casualty insurers should be joining life insurers in deploying information technology to catch or prevent possible money laundering, experts said.