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The US-UK Deal Is Actually Quite Good

The US-UK law enforcement data exchange Agreement (should it ever be authorized by Congress) would be a positive step in regularizing the process of cross border data exchange and preventing the balkanization of the network.  Fears that it is overbroad, that UK judges lack independence, or that the UK's law enforcement powers are not subject to review are themselves mistaken and a bit overblown.  They also lack a due regard for the integrity of the UK democratic process.

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An Easy Win: Replenishing the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)

With this week’s White House announcement of an intent to nominate additional leadership officials at the Department of Justice, one of whom is current Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) member Rachel Brand, the PCLOB is one step closer to conducting its business with a lone remaining member, Elisebeth Collins. Board members may not serve in separate U.S. government positions.

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