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Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board Section 702 Surveillance Report

In Archive, CIA, DOJ, FBI, NSA, ODNI, PCLOB, Surveillance on August 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM



On July 2, 2014, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released its independent bipartisan report and related findings regarding the collection of electronic communications conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The Board’s report contains a detailed analysis of the Section 702 program, with a focus on increasing transparency to the public regarding the surveillance program. It addresses the Section 702 program’s development and operation, statutory basis, constitutional implications, and whether it strikes the right balance between national security and privacy and civil liberties, and will make recommendations for policy reforms. Previously, on January 23, 2014, the Board released a separate unclassified report regarding operation of the telephone records program under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, as well as on the operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Board’s review of these surveillance programs has included three public meetings, receipt of dozens of public comments, meetings with congressional committee staff, advocates and private sector representatives, analysis of classified materials, and briefings by government agencies.

Related Links:

Flawed Oversight Board Report Endorses General Warrants

The PCLOB Report and Eight Questions About Section 702

  1. […] Panel 1: INTERNATIONAL SURVEILLANCE: FISA §702 & Executive Order […]


  2. […] falling. The President of the United States of America, said that he appointed independent review boards to take a look at these programs of mass surveillance … and the conclusion … they had […]


  3. […] major collection of data occurs and it’s done under Executive Order 12333– not under FISA 702 or the Patriot Act or any of that. It’s all done under one — Executive Order […]


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