Post Profile

Surprise: Intelligence Community Comes Out Against Congressional Plan To Weaken Intelligence Oversight

Well, this is somewhat unexpected. Earlier this year, we noted that Congress was working on a plan to undermine the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). But apparently, the Intelligence Community, in the form of Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is against this idea. The PCLOB was initially created as part of the PATRIOT Act, but was basically given no real power.
read more


Related Posts

2017 Intelligence Bill Would Constrain Privacy Board

Military / US Military : Secrecy News

The jurisdiction of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) would be restricted for the second year in a row by the Senate Intelligence Committee version of the FY2017 Intelligence Authorization Act (S.3017). Section...

Privacy And Civil Liberties Board Mostly Unconcerned About PRISM Or Backbone Tapping By NSA

Industries / Law : Techdirt

As expected, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has now issued its analysis of the Section 702 surveillance done by the NSA (and, as revealed earlier this week, passed on to the FBI and CIA). You may recall that...

Bill Introduced To Give Privacy And Civil Liberties Oversight Board More Actual Power

Industries / Law : Techdirt

A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced some new legislation to give the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) some more power. Called the Strengthening Privacy, Oversight and Transparency (SPOT) ...

Federal Civil Liberties Board To Issue Scathing Condemnation Of Bulk Metadata Program And The Bogus Defenses Of It

Industries / Law : Techdirt

We noted a week ago that it seemed odd that President Obama was announcing his (mostly cosmetic) reforms for the intelligence community a week or so before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) had a chance to weig...

Why Is Congress Undermining President's Surveillance Oversight Board?

Industries / Law : Techdirt

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is supposed to be an independent body that makes sure that the intelligence community is not abusing its surveillance powers. It was created to go along with the PATRIOT Act, a...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC