The USA PATRIOT Act and Archivists
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This presentation, given at the Spring 2004 meeting of the New England Archivists, discusses the impact of the USA Patriot Act on archives. First, it discusses the real, though slight, risk the Patriot Act poses for archives, especially with regard for the privacy of archival donors and users. Second, it discusses some of the concrete steps that archives can take to lessen the potential negative impact on archives. Lastly, it talks about the archival and records management issues associated with terrorism investigations.
Archives; Legal Matters