Business Issues Relating to the Patriot Act

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Since its passage in October last year, everyone (in the U.S. at least) has heard of the Patriot Act (USAPA). It is 342 pages of reform extending the powers of international intelligence agencies and law enforcement organizations.

Although the intent was to facilitate in the fight against terrorism, this act also contains changes that affect non-violent domestic computer crime. Many of the changes are due for congressional review and possible sunset in 2005. However, some of them have no sunset clause at all. In reaction ...

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