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Privacy Office - DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee

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The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee provides advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues within the DHS that relate to personally identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. The committee was established by the Secretary of Homeland Security under the authority of 6 U.S.C. section 451 and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App)

Please Note: The below webpages are offered as a reading room of materials related to this Federal Advisory Committee. All materials including meeting minutes, draft and final reports, agendas, etc. are either for or by the Committee and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and/or positions of the DHS Privacy Office or the Department. The Committee may choose to use these materials and others to provide advice to the Privacy Office and the Department on privacy and data integrity issues and ultimately the Department may choose to consider that advice. These materials are offered purely to provide transparency into the Committee’s process.

Meeting Information

Request for Applicants for Appointment

The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office is seeking applicants for membership terms on the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to expire in 2012 and 2013.

If you are interested in applying for membership on the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, please submit the following documents to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, at the address provided below by June 8, 2009:

  1. A letter explaining your qualifications for service on the Committee; and
  2. A resume that includes a detailed description of your experience that it is relevant to the Committee's work.

Please send your documents to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by either of the following methods:

E-mail: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov
Fax: 703-235-0442

In support of the Department of Homeland Security's policy on gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply for membership.

For additional information please see the Federal Register Notice.

Request for Comments

Please provide any comments in writing to privacycommittee@dhs.gov, by postal mail, or by fax. All comments will be considered on an ongoing basis.

Reports, Recommendations, & Communications

Advisory Committee Leadership

Privacy Advisory Committee members have diverse expertise in privacy, security, and emerging technology, and come from large and small companies, the academic community, and the non-profit sector.  The members also reflect a depth of knowledge on issues of data protection, openness, technology, and national security.  Members for the first term will serve staggered terms of two years, three years, or four years and all subsequent members will serve for a period of four years.

Committee Resources


Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
The Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
Telephone: 703-235-0780
Fax: 703-235-0442
Email: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov

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This page was last reviewed/modified on May 5, 2009.