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Oversight Board Still Empty

PRIVACY—U.S.

May 14, 2010

The Obama Administration still has not appointed members to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. CNET News reports that Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) yesterday reiterated urgings for the president to fill the board, which was created in 2004 based on the recommendation of the 9-11 Commission. Harman, who is head of the Homeland Security Committee, said reconstituting the board would "go a long way toward making sure that all the practices we're talking about by fusion centers and new regulations and proposed legal remedies comply fully with our constitution."
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