Monday, February 14, 2005

Library Records and PATRIOT Act

Senator Feingold and others have introduced the "Library, Bookseller, and Personal Records Privacy Act," S. 317. This bill brings back the legal standard for library record requests that was in place before the PATRIOT Act:
" . . . shall specify that there are specific and articulable facts giving reason to believe that the person to whom the records pertain is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power."
Mary Minow provides more relevant information on her web site - LibraryLaw Blog.

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