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Congress Rejects PATRIOT Act Re-Write, Improvements Still Possible

In intellectual freedom, public policy on December 7, 2009 at 8:41 am

On Friday the House and Senate both completed their mark ups of PATRIOT Act reauthorization bills. Here’s a quick update from the Center for Democracy and Technology:

Congress Rejects PATRIOT Act Re-Write, but Modest Improvements Still Possible

1)    House and Senate Committees Renew PATRIOT with Mostly Minor Changes
2)    The Risks of National Security Letters
3)    House Bill Offers More Significant Change to NSL Authority
4)    Obama Administration Uses Secret Briefings to Resist Strong Standards for FBI Investigations

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