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Terrorism: Internet Privacy: Law Enforcement Monitoring of E-Mail and Web Usage [Updated August 17, 2004]   [open pdf - 194KB]

"To what extent should law enforcement and government officials be permitted to monitor individuals' Internet usage, including electronic mail and website visits, and how have the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 affected this debate?" This issue brief discusses the USA PATRIOT Act and the debate over how to strike a balance between law enforcement's need to investigate criminals, and protecting what most citizens believe to be their "right" to privacy. The document includes a summary of the options and implications for U.S. policy, as well as the role of Congress.

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CRS Report for Congress, EBTER135
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2004-08-17
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