Whose privacy is violated may can’t say for sure concerning the government’s actions
Area 215, also referred to as the “library records provision”, also offers serious implications for US civil liberty. Part 215 starts medical documents, magazine subscriptions, emails, bookstore acquisitions, library blood supply records, genetic information, educational transcripts, psychiatric documents, account listings, diaries, charitable efforts, airline reservations, resort documents, notes, and social services files to your FBI’s prying eyes (Beeson). For instance, the FBI can request the names of the many patrons which have tested a certain book through the library, given that they don’t like the topic of this book that is particular.
Area 505 is yet another provision that is particularly threatening of Patriot Act.
Part 505 facilitates the employment of “national protection letters”, or NSLs, in federal investigations. Continue reading →