USAPatriot2 - USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act was...

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USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed by the President on Oct. 26, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act = U niting and S trengthening A merica by P roviding A ppropriate T ools R equired to I ntercept and O bstruct T errorism Act
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USA PATRIOT ACT Authorizes: Collecting library, purchase, medical info (215) Broad definition of “domestic terrorism” (411, 802) Seizure of assets (806) Investigate based on association (204, 901) Detention of immigrants (412) Roving wiretaps (216)
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Section 203 Section 203 - Authority to Share Criminal Investigative Information authorizes sharing of “foreign intelligence” information gathered in criminal investigations with certain federal officials. 203(b) amends federal wiretap law to permit law enforcement to disclose wiretap contents to any other federal official to the extent the information contains “foreign intelligence,” and will assist the official in performance of duties.
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Section 203 was designed to address the concern that there were barriers to information sharing between law enforcement and national security officials. Section 905, which does not sunset, requires the Attorney General or heads of other law enforcement agencies to disclose “foreign intelligence” from criminal investigations to the Director of Central Intelligence
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Section 203 – critique Three provisions of Patriot Act require sharing of information, and two other laws do too The real difficulties in sharing deal with how to ensure that useful and relevant information is timely recognized and acted upon The widespread warehousing of information about people violates basic privacy principles Patriot Act should be amended to require targeted rather than indiscriminate information sharing
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Section 203 – support the full relevance of information often apparent only after information is shared between criminal and intelligence investigations. Can’t connect the dots before dots are on the board. prior law - restrictions were so convoluted that agents hesitated from working openly with other government entities. Section 203 has been widely heralded by investigators for helping clarify confused interpretations and promote a more coordinated and efficient team approach to counterterrorism.
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Section 206 Section 206-Roving Surveillance Authority under FISA. expands the authority of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) by allowing it to order "roving" or multi-point surveillance. Previously, FISA required a separate FISC authorization to tap each device a target used.
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Section 206 Section 206 brings FISA wiretap authority closer with criminal wiretap laws, which have permitted roving wiretaps since 1986. But FISA roving authority does not require gov’t to "ascertain" where targeted communication is. Gov’t need not identify a target to obtain a
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