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Daily Dashboard | Newly passed 2017 intelligence policy 'muzzles' privacy board Related reading: Final decision on Meta's EU-US data transfers delayed




The House Intelligence Committee has passed the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act that would require the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to tell Congress "anytime it disagreed with the intelligence community, even in informal discussions" and "would limit the independent board’s spending to areas Congress specifically authorizes," The Intercept reports. “There are concerns that the provision … could have the unintended consequence of serving as a disincentive to agencies that might otherwise seek the Board’s advice,” said Public Affairs and Legislative Officer for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, Jen Burita. "These concerns could become moot, however, if President-elect Trump fails to appoint a new director, or to fill the other vacancies," the report adds.
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