Advocacy Groups Urge Movement On Privacy Board Noms

By Shayna Posses (August 29, 2018, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Dozens of advocacy organizations wrote to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, asking for the prompt consideration of President Donald Trump's last two nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, saying the absences have left the agency unable to perform critical work relating to oversight of federal surveillance programs.

Thirty-one privacy and consumer protection groups — including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Consumer Action and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse — urged Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to push forward on the confirmation process for the nominees to the...

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