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How First PCLOB Meeting Affects Private Firms


July 10, 2013

At the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s first public meeting since its reemergence under new Chairman David Medine, the focus was very precise: What direct and concrete improvements could be made to improve “Surveillance Programs Operated Pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.” Ideas generated included making the FISA Court adversarial, decreasing the vagueness around “data minimization,” instituting a data retention law and a number of other suggestions. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, we examine the potential impact on private industry.
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