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 May 13, 2010  Posted by  Govt

Declan McCullagh reports:

As a U.S. senator and presidential candidate, Barack Obama pledged (PDF) to “strengthen privacy protections for the digital age.”

But after 16 months as president, Obama has failed to appoint anyone to a privacy oversight body charged with ensuring Americans’ civil liberties are not violated.

Rep. Jane Harman, the California Democrat who heads the Homeland Security committee, on Thursday called on the administration “to appoint the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which is mandated by the 2004 intelligence reform law, and which has not been filled.”

Read more on cnet.

Maybe the President could stop with all of the redundant and boring media appearances and speeches and get serious about the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, huh, Mr. President?

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