"Other recommendations in the 25-page document adopted by the ministers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Russia encouraged member states to improve their abilities to use national security intelligence information and to pass laws that would allow the use of undercover agents, covert filming, covert listening devices and covert interception of electronic communications."
"The measures bore striking resemblance to some of the provisions of the controversial US Patriot Act, which tore down barriers between intelligence gatherers and law enforcement agents within the US government."
"G8 Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Press Conference
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 11, 2004 "