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Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Finding the Balance Between Privacy and Security in the Age of ISIS

Lanny Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Lanny Davis

With the murderous and frightful terrorist attacks in Paris just last week, once again we are reminded of the need for law enforcement and our international intelligence agencies to have the ability to anticipate and prevent terrorist attacks and to protect us.

Matt Sledge

Government Privacy Board Okays Controversial NSA Surveillance Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

A government privacy oversight board's draft report, released Tuesday night, finds the National Security Agency's use of a controversial surveillance ...

Restoring the Balance Between Privacy and Security

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie Harris

Twelve years after 9/11, One WTC became the tallest building in America. In the same time, another edifice has arisen from 9/11's ashes, a looming, largely unaccountable national security state. Rather than a soaring tower to our free society, it is a monument to secrecy, diminished democracy, and lost Fourth Amendment rights.

Obama Scrambling To Show Credibility After Coming Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board t...

How Top Secret America Misfires

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.

Time for Obama to Restore the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created in 2004, proved that there is nothing inconsistent between a strong anti-terrorism position and protection of civil liberties.

Just What This Heartsick American Needed: A Republican Beacon for Civil Liberties

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

A Republican almost made me burst into tears. In a good way. Gov. Kean's specifics are a reminder of how much is at stake now and of how bad things have been since 9/11.