The Diminishment Of Personal Privacy By The Removal Of Checks On Government Intelligence

The USA Patriot Bill once it was introduced was a heavily debated piece of legislation. The legislation has not been proposed with modifications due to changing concerns of terrorism activities and public safety. Title I of the amended bill tends to diminish personal privacy right by the removal of checks on governmental intelligence and criminal surveillance powers.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does the legislation seek to diminish personal privacy?
How does the legislation amending dealing with “international terrorism?”
How does the legislation attempt to change the FISA proceedings?


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