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December 18, 2018

Board Announces February 8 Public Forum.

FOR RELEASE
December 18, 2018

PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD WILL HOLD PUBLIC FORUM ON FEBRUARY 8, 2019 Event to Discuss Emerging Issues in Countering Terrorism and Protecting Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON, DC—The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has announced that it will hold a public forum on February 8, 2019, in Washington, DC.The subject of the forum is Countering Terrorism while Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties: Where do We Stand in 2019? The forum will be open to the public and members of the media.

During the forum, Board Members will hear from experts on privacy and civil liberties and on efforts to protect the nation against terrorism. These experts will address current and emerging challenges related to the Board’s mission: Ensuring that the federal government’s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to pose questions to the expert witnesses. The forum will inform the Board as it develops its agenda for the coming year.

Details of the public forum are as follows: Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Hemisphere Room 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004

The witness list will be announced in a subsequent release.

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The PCLOB is an independent agency within the Executive Branch established by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. The PCLOB’s mission is to ensure that the federal government’s efforts to prevent terrorism are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties. Current Board Members include Chairman Adam I. Klein and Board Members Jane E. Nitze and Edward W. Felten.

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