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David Medine

Chairman, May 27, 2013 - July 1, 2016

David Medine served full-time as Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from May 27, 2013 to July 1, 2016. Previously, Mr. Medine was an Attorney Fellow for the Security and Exchange Commission and a Special Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focused on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Medine was the Associate Director for Financial Practices at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where, in addition to enforcing financial privacy laws, he took the lead on Internet privacy, chaired a federal advisory committee on privacy issues, and was part of the team that negotiated a privacy safe harbor agreement with the European Union. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Medine taught at the Indiana University (Bloomington) School of Law and the George Washington University School of Law. Mr. Medine earned his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.


For privacy watchdog, Snowden changed everything., The Hill, July 12, 2016.

The Right New Agency at the Right Time, The Hill, June 29, 2016.

Is the Freedom Act More Effective Than the Patriot Act?, Newsweek, December 27, 2015.

NSA debate takes new turns after Paris attacks, The Hill, December 1, 2015.

Privacy watchdog: Don't use Paris attacks to expand surveillance, The Hill, November 25, 2015.

Choice between security and liberty a false one, CNN, November 23, 2015.

Letter to the Editor, New York Times, November 20, 2015.

David Medine