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ALA- New Proof that Federal Agents Are and Were Snooping in Local Libraries
 


27 June 2005 at 5:54:26 PM
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In a report released on Monday to widespread mainstream media silence, the American Library Association reported that domestic law enforcement authorities have instigated more than 200 requests for information from libraries since October 2001, the month the Patriot Act was hurriedly passed and signed into law.

While this should be a cause for concern for any citizen, it comes with a sad addendum: It would appear that the ALA doesn't trust the government enough to house its findings on a computer server anywhere in the United States. The ALA, in surveying U.S. libraries for a report on the impact of the USA Patriot Act, housed its data on a computer server in Canada, beyond the reach of U.S. authorities. This comes on the heels of a vote in the House of Representatives last week - by a 238 to 187 margin - to roll back the FBI's power to seize library and bookstore records.

The New York Times, which picked up on the story on Tuesday, reported that the study fails to clarify just how authorities have used the Patriot Act in libraries, as its secrecy provisions "could make it a crime for a librarian to respond. Federal intelligence law bans those who receive certain types of demands for records from challenging the order or telling anyone they have received it."


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