Elisebeth Collins Leaves Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

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The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) announced Monday that Elisebeth Collins has left the board effective Dec. 15. Collins was a board member for over six years, having joined the board in August 2012. PCLOB is an independent agency within the executive branch that is tasked with ensuring that “the Federal government’s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties,” according to the board. “We extend our enduring gratitude to our colleague Elisebeth Collins for her many years of service to the Board,” PCLOB said in a release. “During her tenure, Board Member Collins participated in many significant oversight and advice projects, including the Board’s oversight reports on the surveillance programs operated under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  Board Member Collins’ deep expertise and incisive analysis on privacy, civil liberties, and efforts to protect the nation against terrorism will be missed.”

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