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DHS/FEMA/PIA-047 Electronic Discovery

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) uses a commercial off-the-shelf electronic discovery software tool (eDiscovery) to facilitate the production of documents and disclosure of existing FEMA records during litigation or in response to a request for records. eDiscovery is a document processing tool that supports the organization of paper and electronic documents for analysis, review, redaction, and production to meet litigation discovery requirements. FEMA also uses the system to process agency records in response to subpoenas and Touhy requests (written requests for agency records or official information made in accordance with agency regulations). FEMA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because eDiscovery collects, maintains, stores, and shares personally identifiable information (PII). September 2017

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/ALL-017 Department of Homeland Security General Legal Records
  • DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System (GITAARS)
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Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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