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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.

  • Compliance

    The privacy compliance process is an ongoing cycle that makes sure there is oversight and transparency into Department activities and show accountability to the public.

  • FOIA

    Request or search our FOIA Library for records.

  • Oversight

    The Privacy Office serves as both an advisor and oversight body for the Department’s privacy-sensitive programs and systems.

  • Policy

    The Privacy Office ensures Department activities follow DHS privacy policy and applies privacy protections across the Department in a consistent manner.

  • Protecting Your Privacy

    DHS works to protect the privacy of members of the public.

  • Reports

    Read the Privacy and FOIA Reports.

  • Training

    The privacy awareness training program equips employees to proactively protect PII.

Last Updated: 09/20/2023