Patriot Act

Watch: Scott Shackford Explains the PATRIOT Act Debate on BBC Persian


Earlier today, I did my best to briefly explain to an audience of Persian speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikstan why libertarians were concerned about the PATRIOT Act and what the expiration of Section 215 means. I was invited to a Skype interview by Fardad Farahzad for BBC Persian to talk about what happened with Sen. Rand Paul yesterday and the sunsetting of parts of the PATRIOT Act from a libertarian perspective. Watch us discuss the Fourth Amendment and third-party records below, courtesy of BBC Persian: