Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement

“A document established between two or more parties to define their respective responsibilities in accomplishing a particular goal or mission. In this guide [NIST SP 800-47], an MOU/A defines the responsibilities of two or more organizations in establishing, operating and securing a system interconnection.” For the proposed transmission of PII among federal agencies, a memorandum will govern the purpose, methods of transmission, relevant authorities, specific responsibilities of the organizations transmitting and receiving the PII, and risks associated with its transmission.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: G159

Acronym(s): MOU

Associated term(s): NIST SP 800-47