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Senator Calls for Renewal of Oversight Board

PRIVACY—U.S.

March 10, 2010

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is the latest lawmaker to urge President Obama to reinstitute the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, reports Gov Info Security. The board was created in 2004 on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, but has since languished. In a letter this week, Leahy wrote, "Having a fully functional Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is a key step in protecting the privacy and civil liberties of all Americans...the vital board has remained vacant for far too long." Two members of Congress sent a similar urging to the president last month.
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