Sunday, November 06, 2005

Appropriate Entities

Yes, yes, we love the USA-PATRIOT act.
Of course we understand the need for the 'National Security Letters' that allow law enforcement to collect information on citizens without judicial review of any kind.
It makes perfect sense that the Feds no longer have to destroy information collected through NSLs about individuals that are not involved in terrorism or any crime whatsoever.
We are thrilled to hear that Bush signed an order recently that allows the Feds to share this information with States and Local agencies.

But would it be too much to ask for a little more information about who exactly the "appropriate private sector agencies" are that also get to listen in on the arbitrary wiretaps and read the ad hoc files that the FBI gets to collect on a whim?

I speak of Executive Order 13388 Sec. 1 (a) (iii)


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