The Civil Liberties Protection Officer

Alexander W. Joel is the Civil Liberties Protection Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In that capacity, he leads the ODNI's Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency, and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence. Read more about him in his ODNI biography.


Civil Liberties and Privacy Intelligence Community Enterprise Strategy 2012-2017
Provides the CLPT's strategic roadmap for enhancing the IC’s framework for protecting civil liberties and privacy, highlighting four high-level goals relating to civil liberties and privacy to obtain the trust of the American people. The goals focus on protecting civil liberties and privacy through policy implementation, ensuring compliance with the Constitution and laws, handling complaints of possible abuses of civil liberties, and providing transparency.

Intelligence Community Directive 107: Civil Liberties and Privacy
This Directive established Intelligence Community (IC) policy for the protection of civil liberties and privacy relating to activities conducted by IC elements and discusses the responsibilities of the Civil Liberties Protection Officer in supporting this Directive.