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Final FIPP Is Crucial for Federal Privacy Programs

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

August 28, 2013

As federal programs as diverse as the National Security Agency and the Drug Enforcement Agency come under scrutiny for their privacy practices, Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, former CPO at the Department of Homeland Security, says federal agencies of all kinds can avoid privacy disasters by adhering to the most crucial of Fair Information Practice Principles: auditing and accountability. In this latest post for Privacy Perspectives, Callahan lays out in detail how privacy worked at DHS under her watch and why CPOs need “holistic investigatory authority.”
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