Senate Revives Privacy Board But Leaves It Leaderless

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed four bipartisan nominees to a long-inactive privacy board tasked with providing a check on the government’s data-sharing practices, but failed to act on the nomination of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attorney fellow to lead the board.

Before adjourning for its August recess, the Senate confirmed by voice vote four members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board: U.S. Chamber of Commerce attorney Rachel Brand, former D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Patricia Wald, WilmerHale counsel Elisebeth Collins Cook and...
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