The USA Patriot Act, a durable exception

The author of the article recalls the contents and challenges of the USA Patriot Act, the legislation which was passed urgently in the month following the attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York, by using the qualified inventory dedicated to this subject in the first monograph published in French by Robert Harvey and Hélène Volat. He then goes on to return to the events which have occurred since the book was published in February 2006 and poses the question as to whether France has been spared from the "wind of security" -blowing from the United States of America.