The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office is the first statutorily-required privacy office in any federal agency, responsible for evaluating Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing mitigation strategies to reduce the privacy impact.
The Department of Homeland Security integrates privacy protections into all department activities.
The DHS Privacy Office issues a variety of mandatory reports to Congress and the Department of Justice, including annual and semi-annual reports, data mining reports, FOIA reports, and computer matching agreement activity reports.
The DHS Privacy Office's mission is to protect individuals by embedding and enforcing privacy protections and transparency in all DHS activities.
Read a summary of our privacy compliance process and find PIAs, SORNs, and CMAs.
DHS empowers its cybersecurity programs to succeed by integrating privacy protections from the outset.
We host regular meetings of our Privacy Advisory Committee.
Submit a FOIA request or search our FOIA Library for Frequently Requested Records.
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Privacy Compliance Reviews (PCR) and privacy investigations.