Federal Privacy Board Gets $3M In Gov't Funding Bill

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Federal lawmakers set aside $3.1 million in funding for the recently revived Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board in a budget bill passed late Wednesday, paving the way for the group to continue reviewing the government's much-maligned surveillance tactics.

Congress included the increased funding for the five-member board in H.R. 2775, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014, which temporarily provided the money necessary to reopen the government following a 16-day shutdown and to prevent the country from defaulting on its debt. The measure was approved by...
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