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 USA Patriot Act of 2001 is an acronym for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
The USA PATRIOT ACT OF 2001 (HR 3162, 107th Congress, First Session, October 26, 2001, Public Law 107-56) mandated the United States Secret Service to develop a national network of electronic crime task forces, based on the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force model, throughout the United States for the purpose of preventing, detecting and investigating various forms of electronic crimes, including potential terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure and financial payment systems.
With certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 due to sunset late this year (see feature on p.
The United States also used the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended by provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, to confiscate the property of the former Iraqi regime under U.
Officially entitled the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (DSEA), the legislation has been dubbed "Patriot Act U" by opponents, since it appears to be a follow-up punch to the USA Patriot Act of 2001, passed in the wake of 9-11.
Their goal is to implement the victim assistance provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and other laws, and to outline the authority of the Office for Victims of Crime to compensate victims of terrorism and mass violence.
COForum supports compliance professionals in their efforts to achieve compliance with the new and rapidly evolving regulatory compliance requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and Homeland Security Act of 2002.
a privately held business research and advisory services consulting company, assists commercial and governmental organizations leverage technology and best practices to achieve compliance with the new and rapidly evolving regulatory compliance requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 & Homeland Security Act of 2002.
IBM Anti-Money Laundering Service -- The USA Patriot Act of 2001 requires that companies put an enhanced program in place to "prevent and detect" money laundering.