Transparency Project

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.

US Federal Agencies:

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

"Shadow Regulation" deals aren't the way to address online problems. Our new infographic outlines a better approach. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Sep 30 @ 2:50pm

Queens, NY! EFF will be at World Maker Faire at the NY Hall of Science this weekend. Come explore and say hi! #WMF16 http://makerfaire.com/new-york/

Sep 30 @ 1:26pm

What do you call it when companies make back-room deals to control Internet content? We call it Shadow Regulation. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Sep 29 @ 3:14pm
JavaScript license information