Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001
USA PATRIOT Act, H.R. 3162, S. 1510, Public Law 107-56
Legislation passed following the September 11 terrorist attacks which broadly expands federal law enforcement's surveillance and investigative powers. In particular, it breaks down walls between domestic law enforcement and foreign intelligence, and expands the legal definition of illegal and terrorist computer actions.
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