Privacy and Government
"FinCEN," the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is a network of databases and financial records maintained by the U.S. federal government. Housed within the Treasury Department, FinCEN handles more than 140 million computerized financial records compiled from 21,000 depository institutions and 200,000 nonbank financial institutions. Banks, casinos, brokerage firms and money transmitters all must file reports with FinCEN on cash transactions over $10,000. And FinCen is the repository for "Suspicious Activity Reports" which must be filed by financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act.
Alert site used by Fincen. Click on "Acronyms Commonly Used by FinCEN (4/02)" to get that list.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - from FAS
FinCEN reports on its five-year strategic plan - Money Laundering
How The FinCEN System Monitors Your Financial Activity - a report from one who objects
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