Banks and the FBI: The Latest Attack on Financial Privacy

privacy       2001-12-18 
There is nothing like government failures to enhance the power of the government. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks confirm that. For example, financial transactions in the United States have been monitored for years to combat crime. But that monitoring didn't detect the nine SunTrust bank accounts used by the terrorists. So what does law enforcement plan to do? It wants to use banks to do more of the same thing that didn't work in the past.