By Jennifer Martinez - 07/17/13 08:41 PM EDT
Franklin is expected to join the board in late August or early September. She has been with The Constitution Project since 2005 and has worked on issues dealing with cybersecurity, government transparency and surveillance policies.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Board operates independently and consists of five members that are appointed by the president and are subject to Senate confirmation.
The board has recently launched into action after its members faced a series of delays with Senate confirmations. It held its first-ever public workshop earlier this month to discuss the two NSA surveillance programs and examine how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court operates.