Analysis of the USA Patriot Act

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Write a  paper on the history of the USA PATRIOT Act.

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Discuss how federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies enforce the act.

Explain how the act affects an organization’s security plan. 

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Running head: PATRIOT ACT: ANALYSIS

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Patriot Act: Analysis
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Patriot Act: Analysis

After the September 11 attacks on the U.S., the Congress in a bipartisan manner enacted
the Patriot Act intending to deter and punish terrorism by increasing the investigatory
interventions of by law enforcement agencies and personnel at local, state, and federal levels.
The law reduced the constitutional restrictions as well as requirements concerning requests to
invade people's privacy data through telephone records and electronic communication as well as
health records and financial dealings. Through this act, law enforcement can have access to
electronic communication to protect life. The act also widens the meaning of terrorism to
comprise of acts of domestic acts (AHIMA, 2010). As such, this paper explores the history of the
Patriot Act, its implementation at different levels of government, and its impact on security plans
of an organization.
PATRIOT Act
The act was enacted in 2001 a few days after the devastating and traumatic as well as
historic 9/11 attacks on the country. this act was passed to enhance the federal agencies as well
as state and local law enforcement ability to not only detect but also deter terrorism. The act
offers appropriate methods required to intercept as well as prevent terrorism. In its initial
implementation, many considered the law as violating the Fourth Amendment that guarantees the
privacy of information and property (History.Com Editors, 2018). The act becomes after its
signing by George Bush and allowed the country to tackle not just domestic but also
international terrorism.
Before the events of 9/11, Congress made legislation on preventing internationa...


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