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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Senior Agency Official for Privacy

Under OMB Memorandum M-05-08, each executive agency should identify the senior official who has agency-wide responsibility for information privacy. The agency’s chief information officer (CIO) may perform this role, or it may be performed by another senior official at the assistant secretary or equivalent level. Agencies are also advised that the official given this role should have the authority to address information privacy policy issues at a national and agency-wide level. The official has overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the agency’s implementation of information privacy protections, including full compliance with federal laws, regulations and policies relating to information security, such as the Privacy Act.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: G3, 44-45

Acronym(s): SAOP