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Patriotic Act and Civil Rights

Summarize the civil rights of the American citizens as it relates to the Patriotic Act.

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1, Summarize the civil rights of the American citizens as it relates to the Patriotic Act.

The Patriot Act places limitations of the civil right to privacy as it expands the authority of US law enforcement agencies for the stated purpose of fighting terrorism in the United States and abroad. The increased surveillance rights of the government challenges the privacy civil rights of Americans. Included in its provisions, "the Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expands the Secretary of the Treasury's authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and enhances the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expands the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA Patriot Act's expanded law enforcement powers can be applied" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act).

There are three major laws that create the framework for the government interception of communications, stating how it relates to the privacy rights of the ...

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Summarizes the Civil Rights of the American citizens as it relates to the Patriotic Act. Supplemented with three links for further investigation.

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