About the Section

U.S. Government privacy pros gather here

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.

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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.)


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.