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State Bar oversight sparks religious fight in Texas House

Debate over usually benign State Bar rules has devolved into a bitter "religious liberty" fight in the Texas House. The chamber approved Monday an oversight law for the Texas Board … Click to Continue »

House OKs bill that eyes Russia's alleged covert campaigns

The bipartisan bill addresses national security threats, the U.S. intelligence community's activities and congressional oversite duties. Monitoring would be strengthened over the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent...Show More Summary

NSA Statements On 'About' Collection Shutdown Contradict PCLOB's Findings

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The impact the dropping of the "about" collection will have on the NSA's upstream harvesting will either be massive or minimal, depending on who you ask. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's report on the "about" collection...Show More Summary

Watchdog board that keeps eye on U.S. intelligence agencies barely functions

A little-known civilian watchdog board whose responsibilities include monitoring the civil rights compliance of U.S. spy agencies is barely hanging onbto life. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a … Click to Continue »

The Surveillance Oversight Board Is Dead And It's Unlikely President Trump Will Revive It

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) -- at least partially responsible for recent surveillance reforms -- is dead. The first hints of its demise were tucked away in the annual intelligence budget, which gave Congress...Show More Summary

Before Trump's presidency, US privacy board in disarray

A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight … Click to Continu...

US privacy board in disarray before Trump takes office

The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will have only two remaining members as of Jan. 7 — and zero Democrats, even though it is required to operate as an independent, bipartisan agency. [...] it has been crucial in ensuring members of Congress and the public have a window into the highly secretive and classified world of intelligence agencies. [...]Show More Summary

Surveillance Oversight Board Was Fun While It Lasted, But That's Pretty Much Over For Now

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Congress -- in the name of oversight -- is going to end up neutering the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Already the victim of endless dicking around by two straight administrations, the PCLOB finally came together when surveillance issues could no longer be ignored. Show More Summary

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

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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...Show More Summary

U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberty Watchdog Faces Limits in Congress

Some in Congress want to restrain the work of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which guards against government intrusion into Americans’ lives.

2017 Intelligence Bill Would Constrain Privacy Board

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). SectionShow More Summary

Why Is Congress Undermining President's Surveillance Oversight Board?

2 years agoIndustries / 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, as a sort of counterbalance, except that it initially had basically no power. Show More Summary

Senate Hearing Slams FBI for Indiscriminate Snooping of Foreign Intel

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regularly queries the intelligence community’s foreign intelligence database for information on domestic US cases, Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), David Medine said on Tuesday.

David Medine, Leading U.S. Privacy Watchdog, Resigns Unexpectedly

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

g4ll4is / (CC BY-SA 2.0) After years of service, David Medine is leaving as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). The board was established after the 9/11 attacks to bolster counterterrorism efforts inShow More Summary

Head of US’ Top Privacy Watchdog Group Resigns

The chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that determines the risks of counterterrorism programs to Americans’ constitutional rights, has suddenly resigned.

Government privacy watchdog set to lose power to examine covert action

A measure in the budget spending bill is a jab at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

House passes bill to authorize intelligence programs

Some lawmakers object to a provision of the bill that would block a surveillance oversight board from obtaining information about covert action. [...] amendments to change that provision aimed at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board were prevented from reaching the House floor.

House Intelligence Committee Trying To Block Privacy & Civil Liberties Board From Doing Its Job

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The House Intelligence Committee is supposed to be providing "oversight" of the intelligence community and preventing it from violating our civil rights. That's why it was formed in the first place, out of the Pike Committee, when Congress actually investigated abuses by the NSA, CIA and FBI. Show More Summary

House Intelligence Bill Would Limit PCLOB Oversight

The House Intelligence Committee inserted language in the pending intelligence authorization bill that would bar access by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) to classified information pertaining to covert action....Show More Summary

Even If Congress Lets Section 215 Expire, The NSA May Be Able To Keep On Collecting Phone Metadata

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The NSA's bulk phone metadata program is unstoppable. Despite being called out by legislators and the administration's civil liberties oversight board as unconstitutional and illegal -- and despite being targeted by several of the administration's surveillance reforms -- it continues uninterrupted and largely unchanged. Show More Summary

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