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DHS Reports Progress in Last Year

PRIVACY—U.S.

September 29, 2011

In its annual report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office states that it has made significant progress on a number of initiatives, Homeland Security Today reports. Last year, the office published 68 privacy impact assessments and 20 System of Records Notices; developed its "DHS Privacy Policy and Compliance" management directive based on Fair Information Practice Principles, and launched a new intranet site featuring the office's training resources on the Freedom of Information Act and privacy, among other guiding documents. The office also closed 88 percent of reported privacy incidents, the report states. DHS Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP, said she is "pleased with the improvements."
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