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Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office: 2014 Annual Report to Congress   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Executive Summary: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) Privacy Office is the first statutorily created privacy office in any federal agency, as set forth in Section 222 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended. The mission of the Privacy Office is to protect all individuals by embedding and enforcing privacy protections and transparency in all DHS activities. […] This report, covering the period from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, catalogues the Privacy Office's continued success in safeguarding individual privacy while supporting the DHS mission. The Office's Fiscal Year 2012-2015 Strategic Plan includes five strategic goals: (1) Goal 1 (Privacy and Disclosure Policy): Foster a culture of privacy and transparency, and demonstrate leadership through policy and partnerships; (2) Goal 2 (Advocacy): Provide outreach, education, training, and reports in order to promote privacy and openness in homeland security; (3) Goal 3 (Compliance): Ensure that DHS complies with federal privacy and disclosure laws and policies and adheres to the DHS Fair Information Practice Principles; (4) Goal 4 (Oversight): Conduct robust oversight on embedded privacy protections and disclosures in all DHS activities; and (5) Goal 5 (Workforce Excellence): Develop and maintain the best privacy and disclosure professionals in the Federal Government. Key Privacy Office achievements during the reporting period, and the Office's associated strategic goals, are listed below. More details on each of these items, and additional achievements, can be found in the body of this report."

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Date:
2014-09-30
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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