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Privacy Advisory Committee

The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee provides advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues within the DHS that relate to personally identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. The committee was established by the Secretary of Homeland Security under the authority of 6 U.S.C. section 451 and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App)

Please Note: The below webpages are offered as a reading room of materials related to this Federal Advisory Committee. All materials including meeting minutes, draft and final reports, agendas, etc. are either for or by the Committee and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and/or positions of the DHS Privacy Office or the Department. The Committee may choose to use these materials and others to provide advice to the Privacy Office and the Department on privacy and data integrity issues and ultimately the Department may choose to consider that advice. These materials are offered purely to provide transparency into the Committee’s process.

Meeting Information

Request for Comments

Please provide any comments in writing to, by postal mail, or by fax. All comments will be considered on an ongoing basis.

Reports, Recommendations, & Communications

Advisory Committee Leadership

Privacy Advisory Committee members have diverse expertise in privacy, security, and emerging technology, and come from large and small companies, the academic community, and the non-profit sector. The members also reflect a depth of knowledge on issues of data protection, openness, technology, and national security. Members for the first term will serve staggered terms of two years, three years, or four years and all subsequent members will serve for a period of four years.

Committee Resources

  • Committee Charter (PDF, 4 pages - 22 KB). This charter governs the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
  • Notice of Establishment, April 9, 2004 (PDF, 4 pages - 338 KB)

Contact Us

By mail or phone:
Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

Phone: 202-343-1717
Fax: 202-343-4010

By e-mail:

Last Published Date: June 8, 2015

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