Utah is one of about 20 states without statewide rules on jail inspections or independent oversight of county jails, something the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah said it wants … Click to Continue »
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 »
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
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
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 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
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...
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
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
A coalition of civil liberties groups are calling for a Department of Justice investigation into police facial recognition databases, after a damning report released Tuesday found that roughly half of American adults appear in the unregulated...Show More Summary
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
California needs reasonable, clearly defined and well-enforced rules for charter school oversight, a point driven home by a recent report issued by the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates. The study concluded that 253 California...
Some in Congress want to restrain the work of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which guards against government intrusion into Americans’ lives.
MARRIAGE // A panel working on the Republican Party’s platform stood strong and rejected an attempt to soften the party’s opposition to same-sex ‘marriage.’ http://cvote.it/29DvusT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The House Oversight Committee begins hearings today on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the so-called First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). FADA seeks to foster state sanctioned discrimination under the guise of religious liberty. On its...Show More Summary
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
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
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.
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
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.