House Renews Patriot Act Provisions

EFF notes that in the wake of a failed Senate effort to add much needed civil liberties reforms to provisions of the Patriot Act due to expire at the end of last year, the House has now passed renewal of these provisions largely unchanged. The EFF post has details on the problematic measures in question as well as pointing out a small silver lining, that the renewal is only good for one year, rather than four as originally proposed. That means we could see another concerted effort for reform as soon as the end of this year.

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