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Are You Ready to SeeSay?

Participation in the “Are You Ready to SeeSay?” training program is voluntary and not required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Individual Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment responses will be compared for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of the training. All data collected will be reviewed and may be provided in aggregate to partner organizations to inform them of their staff’s understanding of recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.

EventBrite Privacy Policy and Notice

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) will use EventBrite for event planning, management, and attendee registration. DHS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) serves as the executive agent for the department’s use of EventBrite and controls who at the Department has access to use the service.

DPIAC Meeting February 26, 2019

The next Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee meeting will be held February 26, 2019, from 9:00am-10:30am via teleconference. Attached please find the following:

  • Federal Register Notice
  • Agenda
  • DRAFT Biometrics Report

Section 1367 Privacy Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office (PRIV) conducted a Privacy Compliance Review (PCR) to assist certain Components identify and mitigate risks that may occur by inadvertent disclosure of information protected by Title 8, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 1367, confidentiality and prohibited source provisions.  Section 1367 incidents are particularly sensitive, given the vulnerability of the population they are meant to protect and the potential legal liabilities for certain violations of the statute.  Through this PCR, PRIV examined Components’ privacy protections and made four recommendations of best practices to prevent and mitigate future privacy incidents affecting individuals protected by Section 1367.   


DHS uses Waggl as an internal employee engagement tool.  DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) serves as the executive agent for the DHS Waggl use and controls who at the department is an Account Administrator with the access to initiate a new survey (or pulse) which then gets emailed to employees.

Mobile App Privacy Policy

eFOG Mobile App Privacy Policy

The DHS Privacy Policy Statement for all State eFOG mobile apps and the eNIFOG and eAUXFOG mobile apps can be found here: eFOG Privacy Policy Statement

Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act Report

In order to comply with the Act’s prohibition on the inclusion of a full Social Security number (SSN) in documents sent by mail, unless expressly identified as necessary by the Secretary, the DHS Privacy Office plans to implement a multi-phased effort to identify, inventory, analyze, and restructure the use of SSNs in mailed correspondence at the Department. This report describes that effort.

Additionally, the Department, led by the DHS Privacy Office, will use this opportunity to conduct a holistic review of its approach to the use of SSNs in an effort to further reduce the collection, maintenance, and use of this sensitive personal identifier. While the Department’s approach goes beyond what the Act requires, it will aid the Department in reducing the unnecessary collection and use of SSNs.

Privacy Overview

Privacy Overview

The Department of Homeland Security integrates privacy protections into all department activities.


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