GNI Joins Call for U.S. Senate to Swiftly Consider Nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
GNI has joined with 31 organizations in sending a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to consider the final two nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) as quickly as possible.
Operating without a quorum for over 19 months, the PCLOB has not been able to perform its critical duties in reviewing U.S. federal counterterrorism programs and ensuring they provide adequate safeguards for privacy and civil liberties.
GNI works to advocate for expanded transparency, oversight, and accountability of laws, regulations, and actions related to communications surveillance. Organizations like PCLOB are critical to ensuring government surveillance practices are lawful, necessary, and proportionate around the world.
You can read the coalition’s full letter here.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL NETWORK INITIATIVE
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was launched in 2008. Our mission is to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by setting a global standard for responsible decision making and serving as a multistakeholder voice in the face of government restrictions and demands. GNI members include ICT companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), academics and academic institutions, and investors from around the world. See the full list of GNI members and observers.