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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Revisions to the Patriot Act in the works

This article from the International Herald Tribune is an interesting review of the most controversial portions of the US Patriot Act being discussed in hearings currently underway. One such portion is:

Secret Searches: Section 213, the "sneak and peek" provision, lets the government search a person's home and delay telling him about it. These delayed-notification searches fly in the face of the strong American tradition that the government must announce when it is entering a home. Section 213 clearly goes too far. At the very least, it should apply only to terrorism cases, and not, as it now does, to all investigations. It should also have clear guidelines for how long notice can be delayed.

eWeek has a more business focused view of the current hearings.

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