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Questions and Answers on the Protect America Act of 2007

Follow-up to August 5, 2007 posting – Bill to Amend Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Ready for President’s Signature – today’s FAQ: How far does the new wiretap law go? by Declan McCullagh – “Over strong objections from civil liberties groups and many Democrats, legislators voted over the weekend to temporarily rewrite a 1978 wiretapping law that the Bush administration claimed was hindering antiterrorism investigations.”
Related government documents:

  • President Bush Commends Congress on Passage of Intelligence Legislation, August 5, 2007
  • Fact Sheet: The Protect America Act of 2007, August 6, 2007
  • Fact Sheet: Combating Terrorism Worldwide, August 6, 2007
  • The US National Security Agency (NSA) now has the legal right to monitor over a third of the world’s telecoms traffic.
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