October 26, 2001

EFF condemns USA PATRIOT bill

Author: JT Smith

An overreaching "anti-terrorism" bill passed
Congress today
without adequate hearings and debate at the urging
of the
Bush Administration. Both houses have passed the
bill, now
called the USA PATRIOT Act. The president will
likely sign
it into law by Friday.EFF's civil liberties and technology experts are
available
for media interviews.

The USA PATRIOT Act:

http://www.eff.org/sc/20011025_hr3162_usa_patriot_bill.html

Background information on anti-terrorism
legislation:

http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Surveillance/Terrorism_militias/

EFF is preparing further commentary and analysis for
publication at http://www.eff.org/

About EFF:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading
civil
liberties organization working to protect rights in
the
digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF actively
encourages and
challenges industry and government to support free
expression, privacy, and openness in the information
society. EFF is a member-supported organization and
maintains one of the most linked-to websites in the
world:
http://www.eff.org/

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