Senate Weighs Reviving Privacy Board As Check On Gov't

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A former D.C. Circuit judge and four other nominees to the long-inactive Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board pledged during a Senate hearing Wednesday to clarify information-sharing practices between the government and the private sector, as Congress mulls legislation addressing these exchanges.

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary grilled the nominees to the five-member board, which has been vacant and nonoperational since 2008, on how they would work with government agencies to ensure that their collection of private sector data for national security and cybersecurity purposes...
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