Privacy Board Pushes Gov't To Revamp Surveillance Guides

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A recently revived federal privacy oversight board offered its first assessment Thursday of the government's much-maligned surveillance activities, saying that the procedures for protecting Americans' data that intelligence agencies currently follow are in desperate need of an update.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board observed that the “key procedures” that form the guidelines for protecting information concerning U.S. persons during intelligence-gathering efforts “have not comprehensively been updated, in some...
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