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Draft "PATRIOT II" Legislation Obtained

The Center for Public Integrity reports that it has obtained a draft of legislation labeled informally as "PATRIOT II." This draft may be long-anticipated legislation from the Department of Justice designed to expand government power beyond the USA PATRIOT Act, which passed in October 2001.

The new legislation, titled the "Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003," expands surveillance power, increases government access to private data, and expands the definition of terrorist activities. The legislation would also allow the creation of a DNA database for suspected terrorists. Additionally, there is a provision that would allow the government to "expatriate" a US citizen.

Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act
"Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003
, Center for Public Integrity, February 7, 2003.

Center for Public Integrity.


Privacy.org Mirror of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003.