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National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: A Glimpse of the Legal Background and Recent Amendments     View
March 2006 CRS (Congressional Research Service) Report for Congress about legal issues related to National Security Letter (NSLs), "written commands comparable to administrative subpoenas," issued principally by the FBI under the USA PATRIO ...

FOIA Litigation: Abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs)     View
Material about an April 2007 EFF Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking information about the FBI's use of National Security Letters (NSLs) under the USA PATRIOT Act. Under the PATRIOT Act the FBI can use NSLs to get personal consumer reco ...

Campaign for Reader Privacy     View
This is a "nationwide effort to obtain one million signatures in support of legislation to amend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The groups hope to persuade Congress to restore safeguards for the privacy of bookstore and library records that ...

Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act (FERPA) Title 20 Chapter 31 Subchapter III US Code     View
This law protects the privacy of all students in schools funded by applicable programs in the Department of Education. FERPA defines privacy of school records, who may access school records, and under what conditions the records may be released.

Wired News: Security     View
Collection of news stories and opinion pieces about security topics such as government surveillance, wiretapping, privacy, identity theft, and border security. Includes material from 2006 about "internal documents, which a whistle-blower says de ...

No Place to Hide     View
This American RadioWorks program, based on the book of the same name by Robert O'Harrow Jr., reports on the data industry since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when "national security officials reached out to data companies for help in finding p ...

Debating the Patriot Act     View
Compilation of audio of radio programs and related written material about the December 2005 rejection by the Senate "to reauthorize key surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act. ... The 16 provisions in question, including those authorizi ...

Radio Frequency Identification and the San Francisco Public Library     View
Detailed report from October, 2005 about the "privacy, health, security, and cost issues associated with using RFID [radio frequency identification] systems in the library setting." Includes recommendations to the library and links to relat ...

The USA PATRIOT Act, and What You Can Do     View
Practical guidance for librarians about "what the [Patriot] Act means and how we should respond to it." Includes guidance for preparing for law enforcement requests, and suggestions for eliminating unnecessary patron information from comput ...

The USA PATRIOT Act in the Library     View
This collection of resources from the American Library Association (ALA), created "to offer guidance and suggestions how libraries should respond if law enforcement 'knocks at the door,'" contains a PowerPoint presentation, related ALA docu ...



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