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Privacy Oversight Board Now at Full Capacity (1)

June 28, 2019, 2:47 PMUpdated: June 28, 2019, 7:14 PM

The Senate has confirmed the last two members of a government privacy and civil liberties board, bringing it to full capacity.

Democrat Travis LeBlanc and Republican Aditya Bamzai will join the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent executive branch agency created after 9/11. It advises the president on privacy issues and oversees U.S. surveillance activities.

The Senate confirmed LeBlanc, a partner at Cooley LLP, and Bamzai, a University of Virginia law professor, by voice vote late June 27. Also confirmed was sitting member Edward Felten, whose term expired earlier this year. Board members serve six-year terms.

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