White House Announces Nominees to Fill Civil Liberties Board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2011
CONTACT: (202) 675-2312; firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – The White House today announced it will present a full slate of nominees for the long-dormant Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). The board has been vacant since it was reconstituted in 2007 by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act. The ACLU has repeatedly called for nominations to the board and issued a report on the need for increased powers for the PCLOB in a 2009 report.
“The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been obstructed for far too long. Today’s announcement is a promising first step toward improving the oversight of our government’s counterterrorism activities,” said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “We hope it can soon begin the difficult task of attempting to oversee the sprawling and out-of-control U.S. intelligence establishment.”
To read the ACLU’s report on the PCLOB, go to: https://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/enforcing-privacy-building-american-institutions-protect-privacy-face-new-tec
Every month, you'll receive regular roundups of the most important civil rights and civil liberties developments. Remember: a well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.
The latest in National Security
The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.
Learn More About National Security
The ACLU’s National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights.