Oversight Reports


Filed: February 26, 2020

Report on the USA Freedom Act Telephone Call Records Program

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.


Filed: October 16, 2018

Presidential Policy Directive 28 (PPD-28) Report

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


Filed: February 5, 2016

The Board Releases an Update on the Government's Implementation of the Board's Recommendations on Section 215 and Section 702

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.


Filed: January 29, 2015

Update on the Government's Implementation of the Board's Recommendations on Section 215 and Section 702

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.


Filed: July 2, 2014

Report on the Surveillance Program Operated Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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.


Filed: January 23, 2014

Report on the Telephone Call Records Program Conducted Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and on the Operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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.