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DHS accomplishes its mission while embedding and enforcing privacy protections and transparency in all DHS activities. All DHS information technology systems, technologies, rulemakings, programs, pilot projects, information collections, information sharing activities, or forms that collect personally identifiable information or have a privacy impact are subject to the oversight of the Chief Privacy Officer and the requirements of U.S. data privacy and disclosure laws. The Chief Privacy Officer is also the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, and, in addition to managing the DHS Privacy Office, oversees FOIA policy, program oversight, training, and the efficacy of the DHS FOIA program.

Last Published Date: June 23, 2021

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Jan 22

Blog post from Privacy Perspectives, a newsletter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, on January 19, 2021.

Oct 16

Over 500 people attended the virtual Federal Privacy Summit to hear experts, including Privacy Office staff, on topics including AI, Digital identity, and Privacy and the Pandemic.

Oct 1

For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and always, the Privacy Office works with CISA to embed privacy safeguards into interagency cybersecurity policy initiatives and technologies used for cyber detection and prevention.

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