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Redress in the Data Protection Review Court

Section 3 of the Executive Order of October 7, 2022, “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,” authorizes and directs the Attorney General to issue regulations to establish a Data Protection Review Court (“DPRC”) as the second level of a two-level redress mechanism.  On October 7, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland signed a new regulation establishing the DPRC.  The DPRC will independently review determinations made by the Civil Liberties Protection Officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (“ODNI CLPO”) in response to qualifying complaints sent by individuals through appropriate public authorities that allege certain violations of United States law in the conduct of United States signals intelligence activities.

Links are set out below to the Executive Order of October 7, 2022 and the Department of Justice rule establishing the DPRC.  Additional information about the DPRC will be posted soon, including the process for individuals to submit applications for independent review by the DPRC of determinations made by the ODNI CLPO.

The Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL) will provide administrative support to the DPRC.

For any questions, please contact OPCL at


Updated October 20, 2022