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  • Executive Memorandum posted August 31, 2000 by Scott C. Rayder The Counter-Money Laundering Act: An Attack on Privacy and Civil Liberties

    Congress has renewed its efforts to combat international money laundering in recent months. In the House of Representatives, Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) has introduced H.R. 3886, the International Counter-Money Laundering Act, which has moved swiftly through the Banking Committee and is now positioned to move to the House floor. In the Senate, John Kerry (D-MA)…

  • Commentary posted July 26, 2000 by Scott C. Rayder 'FirstGov' - A Web of Insecurity

    How appropriate that President Clinton used his first national "Webcast" on June 24 to tout "FirstGov.gov"-a Web site heralded as a "one-stop shop" for federal government services. But perhaps more appropriately, given Washington's reputation for efficiency, is the site's potential as a hacker's dream and a citizen's nightmare. FirstGov won't be unveiled for at…

  • Executive Memorandum posted June 5, 2000 by Scott C. Rayder The Hutchinson Privacy Commission Act: A Smart First Step

    Concerns over online access to personal and private information have quickly moved the issue to the forefront of Internet-related activities in Congress. Representative Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) has introduced the Privacy Commission Act (H.R. 4049) specifically to create a Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Privacy Protection. This 17-member bipartisan…

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