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Libraries bow to Patriot Act

2003-04-23 20:23:40.370996+00 by Shawn 2 comments

Up here the King County Journal is reporting that county libraries have reluctantly agreed to abide by new laws that require them to turn over information about what patrons have checked out or viewed over the Internet - despite a computer system that regularly purges such data. A note from the article:

To date, neither the county libraries nor the Renton library has been served a request for information under the Patriot Act.

has me asking; I thought the dictates of the Patriot Act stipulated that they couldn't tell us even if there were.

[ related topics: Law Law Enforcement Civil Liberties ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2003-04-23 22:47:35.523437+00 by: Mars Saxman

They can't tell you if they have been searched. But they can tell you if they haven't. Isn't that beautiful?


#Comment made: 2003-04-25 10:35:57.349779+00 by: meuon

Those signs work for Internet Service Providers as well...