This analysis is an in-depth look at the January 2017 Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, and its interaction with two laws, the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Judicial Redress Act of 2015. Regardless of the reasons underlying why the order was written, a key question this analysis considers is if the order damages the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, and what that means.
The World Privacy Forum submitted comments today on an important proposal from the US Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget regarding a circular directing agencies how to write, post, review, and generally handle Privacy Act notices. The proposal, called Circular A-108 Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the
The World Privacy Forum filed a pair of comments about a US Department of Justice proposal regarding treatment of insider threat records at the FBI. Our first comments respond to a Systems of Records notice, our second comments respond to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the same issue. In our first set of comments
The World Privacy Forum filed comments today on the Office of Management and Budget’s proposed revision to a document that advises Federal agencies on how to handle the information they store. The document, OMB Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource, establishes policies for the management of federal information resources, including information the US holds
This report focuses on government use of commercial data brokers, the implications for that usage, and what needs to be done to address privacy problems. The government must bring itself fully to heel in the area of privacy. If it is going to outsource its data needs to commercial data brokers, it needs to attach the privacy standards it would have been held to if it had collected the data itself. Outsourcing is not an excuse for evading privacy obligations. Report authors: Bob Gellman and Pam Dixon.