U.S. Federal Agency Privacy Impact Assessment Templates

The IAPP-OneTrust PIA Platform

Based on templates published by the Department of Homeland Security, OneTrust has created ready-made privacy threshold assessments and privacy impact assessment specifically for U.S. federal agencies. Watch this demo and then head over to the IAPP Resource Center to access the tool, available exclusively to IAPP members. (IAPP member login required.)

Senate committee questions Trump PCLOB nominee

Hearing_012418Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, writes in The Privacy Advisor about the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s questioning of Adam Klein, President Donald Trump’s nominee to chair the long-dormant Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
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Dig in with collections of topic-specific resources in the IAPP Resource Center:

U.S. Government  (IAPP member login required)
Understand the ins and outs of government privacy, plus get tools, guidance and resources from the experts.

Privacy Impact Assessment  (IAPP member login required)
Brush up on conducting PIAs with insight, templates and automated tolls available only to IAPP members.

Links to the texts of the major public-sector privacy laws and requirements:

The Privacy Act of 1974

The e-Government Act

Circular A-130: Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

M-17-12: Preparing for and Responding to a Breach of Personally Identifiable Information

Privacy guidance and resources straight from the regulatory agencies:

Federal Privacy Council

Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties

Department of Homeland Security

National Institute of Standards and Technology Computer Security Division 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Office of Management and Budget Privacy Guidance

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

For more privacy tools, research, insight and templates, check out the IAPP Resource Center.

What you need to know about A-130


In July 2016, the Office of Management and Budget released a revision of Circular A-130. Circular A-130: Managing Information as a Strategic Resource is comprised of a wide range of policy updates for federal agencies regarding cybersecurity, information governance, privacy, records management, open data and acquisitions. The new guidance requires every federal agency to appoint a senior agency official for privacy, provide privacy training, conduct PIAs, maintain an inventory of PII, and actively limit the collection, use, storage, and processing of PII.

Get your agency into compliance with the IAPP’s help:  

Circular A-130: Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

OMB Guidance on Senior Agency Officials for Privacy

White House  A-130 Announcement

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The IAPP U.S. Government Section is the go-to resource for government-focused privacy pros, delivering its members the free resources, important documents, legislative guidance and upcoming events they need to stay current and informed.

Whether you’re a government employee, or a vendor, supplier or consultant serving government clients, the IAPP U.S. Government Section is for you. This is the best place for you and your peers to stay up to date on issues relating to U.S. government privacy laws, regulations and policies, or anything else pertaining to privacy at the federal government level.

Privacy Law Fundamentals 2017

PLF17Written by Daniel Solove and Paul Schwartz, this fourth edition of Privacy Law Fundamentals incorporates extensive developments in privacy law and offers an introductory chapter summarizing key new laws, cases and enforcement actions. Privacy Law Fundamentals delivers vital information in a concise and digestible manner. It includes key provisions of privacy statutes; leading cases; tables summarizing the statutes (private rights of action, preemption, liquidated damages, etc.); summaries of key state privacy laws; an overview of FTC enforcement actions; and answers to frequently asked questions.
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White House issues gov't-wide breach notification protocols

OMB released both a guidance on how government agencies must prepare-for and respond-to data breaches as well as how to comply with the Privacy Act in these modern times. OMB Senior Privacy Advisor Marc Groman, CIPP/US, told Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, the breach-notification guidance updates a 10-year-old document, revising it to require that agencies take a risk-based approach, and responds to a new, more dangerous threat-landscape. Read More


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