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Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from BPC Homeland Security Project Co-Chairs Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean

“We write to advocate for the confirmation of the five nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), which were approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, the five nominees – Rachel Brand, Elizabeth Cook, James Dempsey, David Medine, and Patricia Wald – would comprise the first membership of the PCLOB as an independent body since its authorization in 2007. The Board is designed to play a crucial oversight role in preventing the intentional or accidental misuse of personal information across the government, and its establishment should be a high priority.”

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2012-06-27 00:00:00

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