Trump Nominates Ex-FCC Enforcer LeBlanc to Privacy Board

LeBlanc to be among those advising President on balancing security, privacy
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President Donald Trump has nominated the FCC's former Democratic Enforcement Bureau chief to a privacy oversight board.

Travis LeBlanc

Travis LeBlanc

Travis LeBlanc, former Enforcement chief under FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Obama Administration veteran, has been nominated to be a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term that expires in 2022, a five-member board within the Executive Branch that was created by the 9/11 Commission to make sure that government efforts to combat terrorism are balanced with the protection of privacy and civil liberties. That includes advising the President.

Currently the board is at only three members.

LeBlanc's resume also includes special assistant attorney General of California and a senior advisor to then-Attorney General (now Senator) Kamala Harris. In that role he oversaw privacy and cybersecurity policy among many other things.

LeBlanc has been making a mark in the privacy sphere. He was tapped last September to help oversee compliance with the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. That is the agreement between the European Union and the U.S. over protecting the privacy of cross-border information flows.