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Sens. Question White House on Oversight Board

PRIVACY—U.S.

April 19, 2011

Members of congress continue to question the Obama Administration about the dormant Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. According to Congress.org, leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last week sent a letter saying, "It is inexcusable that, more than three years after the new board was meant to have begun its work, there is still no functional board at all." The board was created in 2004 on the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to oversee the protection of Americans' privacy and civil liberties in the age of counterterrorism. The Obama Administration nominated two individuals to the five-member board in December.
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