DHS Shares Its Privacy Practices
PRIVACY—U.S.July 7, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its guide to protecting privacy, Federal News Radio reports. DHS's Privacy Office released the guide to share its approach with other agencies and the public, the report states. The guidebook outlines the DHS's strategies for minimizing impact on citizens' privacy--including certifications to ensure that all personally identifiable information is secure and accurate--as well as the department's response to privacy breach complaints. According to the guidebook, "Privacy and information security are closely linked, and strong practices in one area typically support the other...privacy is integrated into decision making from the very beginning."