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Collecting and Accessing Sensitive PII

Privacy Man


Privacy Man: You've just finished taking a much deserved break and have returned to your workstation. It seems like you’ve been processing disaster assistance claims for months, when in reality it’s only been three long days since the record-breaking flood hit the northeast.

Privacy Man: After you unlock your computer and continue working, someone approaches the entrance to your cube…

Random Person: Hello, you don’t know me, but I am helping distribute disaster relief funds. Can you give me Polly Smith’s Social Security number?

Knowledge Check

In this case, what is the proper procedure for sharing Polly Smith’s Sensitive PII?


Last Published Date: November 3, 2021

Privacy at DHS

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