Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Chief Privacy Officer Memorandum For Component Heads: Fiscal Year 2024 Reminder of Responsibilities and Obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Records relating to the DHS DGB.
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Sunshine Week is a moment to recognize one of the hallmarks of good government: an institution’s openness and transparency with respect to the work we perform and how we perform it. This fundamental principle speaks to any organization’s integrity and helps build trust between our government and the communities we serve.
In this episode of “S1-on-1” our leaders discuss the Department’s accomplishment in significantly reducing FOIA backlog, Black History Month, why representation matters, and how DHS is protecting privacy in our daily lives while executing the mission of the Department.
Department of Homeland Security instruction on the non-disclosure of information protected under 8 U.S.C. Section 1367. This section protects any information relating to non-citizens, and their beneficiaries, who are seeking or have been approved for immigrant status as (1) battered spouses, children and parents under provisions of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); (2) victims of a severe form of human trafficking who generally are cooperating with law enforcement authorities; or (3) victims who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and are cooperating with law enforcement authorities.