Members of the PCLOB Testifying Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

This morning at 10:00am, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on “The Report of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board on Reforms to the Section 215 Telephone Records Program and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”  As you’ll recall, last month the PCLOB released it’s report (full text) following on the heels of the President’s speech on U.S. signals intelligence programs, wherein the board recommended, among other things, that the government end the Section 215 bulk collection program, finding that the program “lack[ed] a viable legal foundation.”  Earlier coverage and analysis of the PLCOB report on Just Security can be found here.

You can watch the hearing live from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website.

Also, don’t miss yesterday’s post from Jennifer Granick on the eight questions the PCLOB should be asking now about Section 702 authorities. 

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