Library, Bookseller, and Personal Records Privacy Act

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 31, 2003

From the American Library Association Washington Office Newsline: “On July 31, 2003, Senator Feingold (D-WI), joined by Senators Bingaman (D-NM), Kennedy (D-MA), Cantwell (D-WA), Durbin (D-IL), Wyden (D-OR), Corzine (D-NJ), Akaka (D-HI), and Jeffords (I-VT), introduced the Library, Bookseller, and Personal Records Privacy Act (S. 1507). The bill would amend the PATRIOT Act to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans and set reasonable limits on the federal government’s access to library, bookseller, medical, and other sensitive, personal information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and related foreign intelligence authority.”

  • Press release from Sen. Feingold, which includes the following statement: “Feingold was the only Senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act at the time of its passage in October 2001.”
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