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November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013 Public Hearing

November 4, 2013 Public Hearing

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) will conduct a public hearing with current and former government officials and others to address the activities and responsibilities of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government regarding the government’s counterterrorism surveillance programs. This hearing will continue the PCLOB’s study of the federal government’s surveillance programs operated pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Recommendations for changes to these programs and the operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will be considered at the hearing to ensure that counterterrorism efforts properly balance the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.

Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Place: Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Washington - Grand Ballroom, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW., Washington DC 20036. Facility’s location is near Farragut North Metro station.

Contact Person for More Information: Susan Reingold, Chief Administrative Officer, 202-331-1986. For email inquiries, please email

Event Materials

Audio Recording

Public Comments

Comments: You may submit comments with the docket number PCLOB-2013-0005; Sequence 7 by the following method:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Written comments may be submitted at any time prior to the closing of the docket at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 14, 2013. This comment period has been extended from October 25, 2013, as a result of the new hearing date.

All comments will be made publicly available and posted without change. Do not include personal or confidential information. Public Comments are available at the Federal Register.

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