Oversight Reports


The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has issued its oversight report on the government’s operation of the call detail records (CDR) program under the USA Freedom Act.


This is the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)’s Report on the Implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 28 (PPD-28)


The bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has released a report that provides an update on the progress the government has made toward implementing agency recommendations. The "Recommendations Assessment Report" outlines the status of 22 recommendations PCLOB made as part of two separate reports.


To mark the one-year anniversary of its report on the Section 215 telephone records program and the six-month anniversary of its report on the Section 702 surveillance program, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released an assessment of the implementation of its recommendations. In its two reports, the Board made a total of 22 recommendations directed at the Executive Branch, Congress, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. In its assessment, the Board discusses the status of each recommendation’s implementation.


The Board's report on the surveillance program directed at international telephone and internet communications conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The report provides descriptive, legal, and policy analysis of the program and offers ten recommendations to further ensure the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


The Board's report on the bulk telephone records program conducted under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act on the operations of the FISA court. The report contains descriptive, legal, and policy analyses of both the telephone records program and the FISA court, and it offers twelve recommendations to increase privacy and civil liberties protections.