Coalition Urges President to Nominate New Member for Oversight Board

EPIC and many privacy and civil liberties organizations have urged President Obama to promptly nominate a new member to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board with a strong civil liberties background. The coalition argued that the Oversight Board’s “role is too important to allow it to slip back into dormancy, even for a few months.” The previous Chair David Medine recently stepped down, leaving a vacancy on the five-member panel, responsible for overseeing privacy protection. EPIC has urged the Board to review surveillance under Executive Order 12333 and recommended the Board ensure Privacy Act compliance across the federal government.

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