Privacy Watchdog’s Report on N.S.A. System Fell Short, Members Say
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board spent more than six years scrutinizing the surveillance-related system, called XKeyscore. Its report is classified.
A member of a civil liberties watchdog board that investigates the nation’s security programs criticized on Tuesday a major — but still secret — report by his organization about a National Security Agency surveillance-related system, portraying the effort as shoddy and a missed opportunity.
The official, Travis LeBlanc, is a Democratic appointee to the five-member agency, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. His critique — in a newly declassified, 10-page statement — opened a window into infighting at the board and offered a few hints about the classified study, which it completed in December after more than six years of work.