Restored Privacy Board Lends Crucial Eye To Data Practices

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT) -- In finally confirming a long-dormant privacy board's chair Tuesday, the U.S. Senate restored to full strength an oversight mechanism that industry watchers say will change the way both the public and private sectors gather and share information, despite the board's lack of resources and binding authority.

Following a nearly two-year delay, the Senate in a 53-45 vote divided along party lines confirmed former WilmerHale partner David Medine to head the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which was last staffed in 2008 and is tasked with...
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