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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Mission Critical System

Defined in 44 U.S.C. §3532 as “(a)ny telecommunications or information system used or operated by an agency or by a contractor of an agency, or other organization on behalf of an agency, that: (A) is defined as a national security system under section 5142 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1452);(B) is protected at all times by procedures established for information which has been specifically authorized under criteria established by an executive order or an Act of Congress to be classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, or(C) processes any information, the loss, misuse, disclosure or unauthorized access to or modification of, would have a debilitating impact on the mission of an agency.”