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Oversight Board Nominees Noncommittal at Hearing

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 19, 2012

At yesterday's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to question the five nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board--created after September 11, 2001, to provide oversight on U.S. surveillance and security measures--members asked nominees to opine on domestic spy drones, facial recognition technology, warrantless cell phone surveillance and immunity for private companies sharing data with the military, among other privacy-sensitive topics, Courthouse News Service reports. Two nominees indicated they felt law enforcement shouldn't be permitted to conduct warrantless cell phone surveillance, but as a group, the nominees mostly declined to comment definitively on the topics at hand, according to the report.
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