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    Address advantages and disadvantages of authorizing the USA Patriot Act of 2001 as a permanent change to American statutory authority.

    - Describe the act and its implications for citizens' privacy rights in the United States.

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    The Patriot Act is a law passed by Congress following 9/11 that has broadened investigative practices of government agencies. The law has enabled the use of wiretaps and roving wiretaps that were commonly synonymous with organized crime investigations. The Act also facilitated information sharing between government agencies in response to the breakdown of communication between the FBI and CIA leading up to 9/11. This law has updated the use of technology in response to new threats emanating from more sophisticated criminals. In addition the law enabled the pursuit of more stringent penalties for those convicted of terroristic actions (DOJ, 2012).

    The advantages that are attributed to this Act are that the agencies ...

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    The expert determines how the United States Patriot Act of 201 impacted American Society.