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Records on PATRIOT Act Use and Misuse

EFF filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding records on three controversial PATRIOT Act surveillance provisions that expire early next year unless Congress renews them.

EFF is seeking the immediate release of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports on the provisions' effectiveness lawfulness and potential misuse in a lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These controversial PATRIOT provisions give the FBI expanded powers to seize electronic records and property and to wiretap phone conversations and are set to expire in February of 2011. Congress will likely begin debate on potentially reauthorizing the provisions before the end of the year.

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