Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Law and Legal Definition

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an advisory body that assist the U.S. President and other senior executive branch officials with respect to privacy and civil liberties in the implementation of all laws, regulations, and executive branch policies related to war against terrorism.

The board was established by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The Board's mission is to review the privacy and civil liberties issues raised by the government's national security policies and programs.

The Board is part of the White House Office within the Executive Office of the President and supported by an Executive Director and staff. The board consists of five members appointed by the President. The members are selected from among trustworthy and distinguished citizens outside the Federal Government who are qualified on the basis of achievement, experience, and independence.