Prepared by the Privacy Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, April 2003 - June 2004

Homeland Security Annual Privacy Report

Homeland Security Annual Privacy Report

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(Price outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico $76)
Order number
: PB2005101718
Media type
: Technical Document

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This Report on Department of Homeland Security privacy activities demonstrates that, through the establishment and functionality of the operations of the DHS Privacy Office, the Department is working to “operationalize” privacy awareness and best practices throughout DHS.

The Privacy Office has made privacy an integral part of DHS operations by working side-by-side on DHS initiatives with the senior policy leadership of the various directorates and components of DHS and with program staff across the Department. As a result, the Office has been able to embed privacy values into the culture and structure of DHS in order to ensure that, as DHS programs move forward to implementation, they have been carefully and thoroughly analyzed for their impact on personal privacy and, once implemented, are effective in protecting the homeland while protecting personal privacy.

The DHS Privacy Office is pleased to share with Congress and the American people the policy and legal architecture applicable to DHS to safeguard individual privacy. This report contains the Privacy Office's milestones during its first fourteen months toward satisfying the objectives of those laws and the development of DHS privacy policy, pursuant to Section 222 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.