DHS Information Sharing and Access Agreements   [open pdf - 182KB]

Alternate Title: Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing and Access Agreements

In this white paper, the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee addresses information sharing policies and practices, including: "oversight of the ISAAs, information sharing threshold analysis, ISAA preparation and review, communications supporting agreements, and audit procedures related to the information sharing process and ISAA terms." From the summary: "Governments have recognized that there are two key elements to implementing any process for sharing personal data between agencies. Initially, it is important to decide whether it is appropriate to share the data for a specified purpose. Then, a determination has to be made as to how the data should be shared, particularly the type and volume of data as well as the means for sharing. The Committee agrees that these two key steps should be considered in all decisions about sharing information; in addition, the Committee believes that a third step must be added, which is a process to review whether the personal data will be shared and protected appropriately. In order to implement the ISE and One DHS policies, the Committee recommends the Department establish a policy requiring Information Sharing and Access Agreements (ISAAs) for all personal data information sharing with entities external to DHS. The ISAAs must be a critical element of the Department's data governance model and must include central controls for managing the risks of unauthorized use, uncontrolled sharing, and non-compliant information processes."

Report Number:
Report No. 2009-01
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov
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