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 May 13, 2011  Laws, Surveillance

Bob Barr writes:

Two days ago, I testified before a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. The topic was the USA PATRIOT Act; and specifically, provisions of the law set to expire at the end of this month. The most problematic of these provisions allows the government to gain access to a person’s private records and other “things,” in the hands of a third party, if sought for an investigation involving terrorism or foreign intelligence. This would include, for example, a person’s medical records, financial records, school records, business records, travel records, etc.

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