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PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

Meetings and Events

​Meetings & Events in 2015

November 9, 2015 Closed Meeting on Executive Order 12333
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a closed Sunshine Act meeting on November 9, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. On April 8, 2015, during an open Sunshine Act meeting, the Board voted to select certain counterterrorism-related activities governed by Executive Order 12333, and conduct focused, in-depth examinations of those activities. During this closed meeting, the Board members will discuss these in-depth examinations. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c)(1) and 6 C.F.R. § 1003.5(a), it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. (Notational Decision Sheet) (General Counsel Certification) (Full Written Explanation) (Federal Register Notice)

July 1, 2015 Closed Meeting on Executive Order 12333
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a closed Sunshine Act meeting on July 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. On April 8, 2015, during an open Sunshine Act meeting, the Board voted to select two counterterrorism-related activities governed by Executive Order 12333 and conduct focused, in-depth examinations of those activities. During this closed meeting, the Board members will discuss proposed topics for this in-depth examination. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c)(1), it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. (Notational Decision Sheet) (General Counsel Certification) (Full Written Explanation) (Federal Register Notice)

May 13, 2015 Public Meeting on Executive Order 12333 at the National Constitution Center
Join the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board as it examines the history, constitutional implications, and oversight of counterterrorism activities conducted under Executive Order 12333, which governs the intelligence efforts of the United States. This meeting is free and open to the public. (Agenda) (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript)

April 8, 2015 Public Meeting
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at 2100 K Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC. At the meeting, the Board will discuss and vote on a work plan for its review of counter-terrorism activities conducted under Executive Order 12333. The discussion will allow the Board to refine its plan of action on this issue. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript)

​Meetings & Events in 2014

December 17, 2014 Meeting with Representatives of NGOs
The Board met with representatives of a variety of NGOs and other advocates in connection with the Board’s examination of intelligence agency activities under Executive Order 12333. These individuals shared with the Board their concerns about E.O. 12333 based upon information currently available to the public, as well as the questions they would like the Board to ask as part of its inquiry. (Meeting Summary)

November 12, 2014 Public Meeting
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a public meeting with industry representatives, academics, technologists, government personnel, and members of the advocacy community, on the topic: "Defining Privacy." (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript) (Public Comments on Regulations.gov)

July 23, 2014 Public Meet​ing
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will meet in order to (1) consider and vote on the release of its third semi-annual report, (2) announce the Board’s short term agenda, and (3) receive the views of non-governmental organizations, the business community and the general public on its mid-term and long-term agenda. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript) (Semi-Annual Report) (Public Comments on Regulations.gov)

July 2, 2014 Public Meet​ing
On July 2, 2014, the Board will be voting upon and releasing its independent bipartisan report and related findings regarding the collection of electronic communications conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Federal Register Notice) (Press Release) (Meeting Transcript) (Section 702 Report)

March 19, 2014 Public Hearing
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) will conduct a public hearing to continue the PCLOB's study of the federal government's surveillance program. The meeting is open to the public. The public hearing meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript) (Meeting Testimony) (Video Recordings)

January 23, 2014 Public Meeting
On January 23, 2014 the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will meet at 1:00 pm in public session in Room 309 at the George Washington University Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Washington DC, to release its independent bipartisan report and related findings regarding the telephone records program conducted under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, as well as on the operations of the FISA Court. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Transcript) (Section 215 Report Materials)

Meetings & Events in 2013

March 5, 2013 Public Meeting
The meeting on March 5, 2013 was the Board's second public meeting. Board Members Rachel Brand, Elisebeth Bridget Collins, James Dempsey, and Patricia Wald convened the Board to provide an update on the Board's activities and to provide the opportunity for further public comment. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Minutes)

​July 9, 2013 Public Workshop
Workshop regarding surveillance programs operated pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Agenda) (Meeting Transcript) (Video Recording)

November 4, 2013 Public Hearing
This hearing will continue the PCLOB's study of the federal government's surveillance programs operated pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Recommendations for changes to these programs and the operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will be considered at the hearing to ensure that counterterrorism efforts properly balance the need to protect privacy and civil liberties. (Federal Register Notice) (Meeting Agenda) (Meeting Audio) (Audio Recordings) (Public Comments)

Meetings & Events in 2012

October 31, 2012 Public Meeting
The meeting on October 31, 2012 was the Board's first public meeting. Board Members Rachel Brand, Elisebeth Bridget Collins, James Dempsey, and Patricia Wald convened the Board to receive initial input from the public about the Board's forthcoming agenda. A variety of organizations and individual citizens submitted comments for the Board's consideration. (Meeting Minutes) (Public Comments) (Federal Register Notice)

Contact Information

Mailing Address: MS2 – 2C104
Washington, DC 20511

Phone: (202) 331-1986
Fax: (202) 296-4395
Email: info@pclob.gov