USA Patriot Act
Permits electronic communication and remote computing service
providers to make emergency disclosures to a governmental entity of
customer electronic communications to protect life and limb.
Makes it lawful to intercept the wire or electronic communication of a
computer trespasser in certain circumstances.
Amends FISA to require an application for an electronic surveillance
order or search warrant to certify that a significant purpose (currently,
the sole or main purpose) of the surveillance is to obtain foreign
intelligence information.
Amends the Right to Financial Privacy Act to permit the transfer of
financial records to other agencies or departments upon certification
that the records are relevant to intelligence or counterintelligence
activities related to international terrorism.