Privacy Watchdogs Weigh In On Electronic Surveillance
As the U.S. Senate threatens a filibuster, dozens of groups and newspaper editorials around the nation are questioning the government's ability to electronically monitor citizens and enter personal information into databases. At a press conference this week the Electronic Privacy Information Center joined dozens joined an FBI spokesperson, conservative groups, Veterans for Peace, Senate Republicans, localities, medical associations and others supporting Senate-proposed reforms to the law, passed shortly after Sept. 11.
The Patriot Act, which gives government the power to monitor e-mail, voicemail, bank records, business records, library checkouts and Web surfing, is set to expire Dec. 31. TechWeb | Privacy Legislation | Privacy Watchdogs Weigh In On Electronic Surveillance
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