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Patriot Act renewed in the US.

Posted by James Hammerton @ 8:39 pm on 12 March, 2006.
Categories privacy and surveillance, democracy and the rule of law.
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The US Patriot Act, passed after 9/11 with various temporary measures has now been renewed, albeit with a new sunset clause that will make it expire after 4 years. Some extra safeguards have been put into the bill, though it is unclear how much difference they will make.

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