Librarians continue fighting Patriot Act provision


Jun 3, 2003
Librarians continue fighting Patriot Act provision
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"The American Library Association plans to launch a survey of thousands of libraries to determine how many times federal agents have used a section of the USA Patriot Act that would allow them to secretly obtain the records of patrons... The library association would like to see changes in Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which lets the FBI order any person to turn over records, without having to show probable cause, during an investigation of international terrorism or clandestine terrorism activities... But a document released this month under a Freedom of Information Act request... indicated that Section 215 was used at least once after October 2003. The document doesn't indicate where the request was made or what records were sought."

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