Daniel points to Senator
Murkowki's press release of the co-sponored SAFE
bill to ammend the Patriot Act. Some of the SAFE Act (Security and
Freedom Enhancement Act of 2005) provisions she suggests including to revise
the Patriot Act are:
The Safe Act would restore a standard of individualized suspicion
before a Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) order for library
or other personal records can be obtained and would create procedural
protections to prevent abuses. As is required for grand jury subpoenas,
the SAFE act would give the recipient of a FISA order the right to
challenge the order, require a government showing that a gag order is necessary,
place a limit on the gag order and give the recipient the right to
challenge the gag order.
The SAFE Act would also require increased public reporting on the
use of FISA orders.
Similar to the rights and procedures for FISA orders, the SAFE Act
would set guidelines for the use of National Security Letter to obtain
personal records. The government would have to show reason that the
records sought relate to a suspected terrorist or spy.
[SAFE Act] -[News]
and Freedom Enhancement Act] -[News]