Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, requires that senior agency officials for privacy and civil liberties assess the privacy and civil liberties impacts of the activities their respective departments and agencies have undertaken to implement the Executive Order, and to publish their assessments annually in a report compiled by the DHS Privacy Office and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This is the first of the required annual reports. It includes the DHS Privacy Office’s and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties’ assessments of certain DHS activities under Section 4 of the Executive Order (enhanced threat information sharing with the private sector) as well as assessments conducted independently by the Department of the Treasury and the Departments of Defense, Justice, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Energy, and by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the General Services Administration.
Executive Order 13636 directs the DHS Privacy Office and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to consult with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (Board) in producing the annual Privacy and Civil Liberties Assessment Report. The Board reviewed the draft 2014 report and provided comments to DHS. Executive Order 13636 and their letter and responses from DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are posted below:
Last Published Date: April 4, 2019