Privacy board won't share documents

Thursday, 25 January 2007, 12:21 AM EST

The White House Privacy and Civil Liberties Board responded to Wired News's request for documents about its briefings on the board's knowledge of the government's warrantless wiretapping of Americans and is refusing to release any records - except already publicly available testimony by activists and professors - since doing so would not be in "not be in the public interest" and would "inhibit the frank and candid exchange of views that are necessary for effective government decision making," according to a letter received Tuesday. Congress, which created the board in 2004 in response to 9/11 Commission recommendations, specifically required the board to be subject to government sunshine requests.

At Wired.

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