Semi-Annual Reports


Semi-Annual report August 2019 - January 2020

Issued: February 28, 2020

In accordance with Section 801 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB or the Board) is providing this Semi-Annual Report, which covers the period from August 2019 -January 2020.

Semi-Annual report January 2019 - June 2019

Issued: July 1, 2019

In accordance with Section 801 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB or the Board) is providing this Semi-Annual Report, which covers the period from January-July 2019.

Semi-Annual report October 2016 - December 2018

Issued: December 1, 2018

This report covers the period from October 2016 - December 2018. From January 2017 until October 2018, the Board had too few Senate-confirmed Members to constitute a quorum, leaving it unable to issue Semi-Annual reports. Having regained its quorum, the Board is pleased to renew the practice of issuing Semi-Annual Reports.

Semi-Annual report April 2016 - September 2016

Issued: January 1, 2017

The Board’s semi-annual report for April-September 2016 outlines the Board’s continuing work on projects pursuant to its advice and oversight functions as well as the agency's operations.

Semi-Annual report October 2015 - March 2016

Issued: August 1, 2016

The Board's semi-annual report for October 2015-March 2016 describes the agency's continued work on several projects, as well as its work in fulfilling its advice and oversight responsibilities under its substantive mandate.

Semi-Annual report April 2015 - September 2015

Issued: December 30, 2015

The Board's semi-annual report for April-September 2015 describes the agency's continued work on several projects, as well as its work in fulfilling its advice and oversight responsibilities under its substantive mandate. 

Semi-Annual report October 2014 - March 2015

Issued: July 31, 2015

The Board's fifth semi-annual report describes the agency's current projects, including its examination of counterterrorism activities conducted under Executive Order 12333 and its review under Presidential Policy Directive 28 (PPD-28) on signals intelligence. 

Semi-Annual report April 2014 - September 2014

Issued: December 22, 2014

The Board's fourth semi-annual report describes the agency's completion and issuance of its oversight report on the surveillance program operated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as well as the Board’s work on a range of other issues, including cybersecurity and activities conducted under Executive Order 12333.

Semi-Annual report September 2013 - March 2014

Issued: July 23, 2014

The Board's third semi-annual report describes the agency's completion and issuance of its first oversight report on the bulk telephone records program conducted under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and on the operations of the FISA court.