Xah Lee's Unixism

Alan Balmer albalmer at att.net
Fri Sep 10 17:21:27 CEST 2004


On 09 Sep 04 15:28:13 -0800, "Charlie Gibbs" <cgibbs at kltpzyxm.invalid>
wrote:

>It's been revealed that here in British Columbia (that part of
>Canada on the Pacific coast for those of you who are geographically
>challenged), management of medical information has been farmed out
>to a subsidiary of a U.S. corporation.  According to the Patriot Act,
>the U.S. government is entitled to access these files, and anyone -
>American or Canadian - who so much as mentions that they're doing it
>can be thrown into a U.S. jail.

Can you point to the relevant section(s) of the Act?

Can you point to the international agreement which allows Canadian
citizens to be thrown into US jails for the stated offense?

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Al Balmer
Balmer Consulting
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