October 17, 2001
Filed under Health Privacy
The House of Representatives on Wednesday, Oct. 17 passed an amended version of H.R. 3004 - the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001. Stripped from the bill was a prohibition of Internet gambling and measures that raised civil liberties concerns such as asset forfeiture and warrantless searches of outgoing international mail. Also this week, Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) backed off his call for anti-encryption mandates.