“The Patriot Act turns 15 today, but that’s nothing to celebrate.”
- Debunking the Patriot Act as It Turns 15, by Kate Tummarello, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (October 26, 2016).
Surveillance under the Patriot Act goes far beyond your phone company – Section 215 dramatically expanded the “business records” provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Although it was most notoriously used for the NSA’s call record program and was reformed by the USA FREEDOM Act, despite those reforms, the provision still allows the FBI to obtain records from any type of business, including your car rental company, your school, or your employer.
… or your library.
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