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Privacy Overview

DHS integrates privacy into all agency activities by:

  • Evaluating Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing mitigation strategies to reduce the privacy impact; 
  • Conducting robust compliance and oversight programs to ensure adherence with federal privacy law and policy in all DHS activities;
  • Promoting privacy best practices and guidance to the Department’s information sharing and intelligence activities.
  • Operating a Department-wide Privacy Incident Response Program to ensure that incidents involving personally identifiable information are properly reported, investigated, and mitigated;
  • Responding to complaints of privacy violations and providing redress, as appropriate; and
  • Training staff to sustain a culture of privacy across the Department.

Contact Us

Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
Phone: 202-343-1717

Component and Office Contact Information

Last Published Date: July 19, 2018

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