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Medine confirmed to lead PCLOB

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 8, 2013

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Barack Obama nominee David Medine as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). This ends a two-year process and finally allows the PCLOB to go forward “at full strength,” said Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT). However, questions remain as to the jurisdictional and scope-of-authority issues that Medine and the agency must decide. Editor's Note: Look soon for former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Daniel Weitzner to present commentary on what the "now-living" PCLOB will mean for the larger privacy community in a post for the IAPP's Privacy Perspectives.
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