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DHS/ALL/PIA-028 DHS FOIA and Privacy Act Records Program Update

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) process for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is maintained by the DHS Privacy Officer (PRIV). The FOIA and PA process allows individuals to request access to federal agency records. PRIV is deploying a new feature, “Public Access Link (PAL),” to enhance the use of its FOIA Information Technology (IT) management software, FOIAXpress. This feature will allow requesters to access the FOIA IT system through a digital portal, enabling them to submit requests or appeals, track the status of their requests or appeals, communicate with FOIA analysts, and receive responses to their requests or appeals. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update is being completed to document this new feature and discuss how personally identifiable information (PII) will be impacted. December 2018

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/ALL-001 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records System
  • DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System (GITAARS)
Created Date: September 14, 2016
Last Published Date: November 10, 2020
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