The undersigned organizations with diverse views write to urge that Senate Conferees accede to the House passed-version of the PATRIOT Act with respect to Section 132 of the House bill. It would require a government-wide survey of those federal programs that use "pattern-based" data-mining to identify a "pattern indicating terrorist or criminal activity." This provision would require the first full cataloging and assessment of government programs that employ this emerging technology. The provision would also require the Justice Department to identify legal impediments, if any, to the use of such technology.
- Letter to Senators Hatch, Leahy, Daschle, and Frist re: S. 2560, the Induce Act (Aug. 24, 2004)
- Letter to Orrin Hatch re: S. 2560, Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004 (Jul. 6, 2004)
- Letter to Porter J. Goss and James Sensenbrenner re: H.R. 3179, the “AntiTerrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003” (Jun. 15, 2004)
- Statement of Miriam M. Nisbet, H.R. 107, Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act (May 12, 2004)
- Testimony of Peter Jaszi on H.R. 107, the Digital Media Consumers’ Rights Act (May 12, 2004)
- Letter to Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. and W.J. Tauzin re: H.R. 3261, "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" (Jan. 15, 2004)
- Letter to Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin re: "Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act" Discussion Draft (Sept. 8, 2003)