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Why Privacy Pros Ought To Pay Attention to the PCLOB

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

May 9, 2013

With this week’s Senate confirmation of David Medine as chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), a new check will soon be in action on the U.S. government’s anti-terror activities. In this latest installment of Privacy Perspectives, former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy Daniel Weitzner writes, “We can expect the PCLOB to be one of the first expert bodies to give careful consideration to a new class of Big Data capabilities that offer the ability to discover sensitive information about individuals.”
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