A Problem with the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
I haven’t heard much about the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. They recently held hearings regarding the Snowden documents.
This particular comment stood out:
Rachel Brand, another seemingly unsympathetic board member, concluded: “There is nothing that is more harmful to civil liberties than terrorism. This discussion here has been quite sterile because we have not been talking about terrorism.”
If terrorism harms civil liberties, it’s because elected officials react in panic and revoke them.
I’m not optimistic about this board.
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