House surveillance bill passes committee

Friday, 22 September 2006, 12:30 AM EST

A House of Representatives committee has approved a controversial bill that would broaden the government's ability to conduct electronic surveillance on U.S. residents by making it easier for federal law enforcement officials to get court-issued warrants.

The Electronic Modernization Surveillance Act, opposed by several privacy groups, would also allow federal law enforcement officials to spy on U.S. residents for up to 90 days without a court order in the period after a terrorist attack.

At Computerworld.

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