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President To Appoint Three to Oversight Board

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 16, 2011

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint three individuals to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. According to a White House press release, the president will appoint David Medine as chairman of the board and Rachel Brand and Judge Patricia Wald as members. Medine is of the law firm WilmerHale and led the FTC's efforts on Internet privacy and chaired an advisory committee during his eight years at the agency. Brand is chief counsel for regulatory litigation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Wald served 20 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Established after September 11, 2001, the board has remained dormant since 2008, drawing widespread criticism.
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