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DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee

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Committee Management; Notice Of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

Summary

The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on December 6, 2011, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the meeting may end early if the Committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

The meeting will be held in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Tomich Center, 111 Massachusetts Avenue NW. (corner of New Jersey Avenue) Washington, DC 20529.

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, as soon as possible.

To facilitate public participation, we invite public comment on the issues to be considered by the Committee as listed in the Supplementary Information section below. A public comment period will be held during the meeting from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. If you would like to address the Committee at the meeting, we request that you register in advance by contacting Martha K. Landesberg at the address provided below or sign up at the registration desk on the day of the meeting. The names and affiliations, if any, of individuals who address the Committee are included in the public record of the meeting. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Written comments should be sent to Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, by December 1, 2011. Persons who wish to submit comments and who are not able to attend or speak at the meeting may submit comments at any time. All submissions must include the Docket Number (DHS-2011-0105) and may be submitted by any one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail: PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov. Include the Docket Number (DHS-2011-0105) in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (703) 483-2999.
  • Mail: Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.

Instructions: All submissions must include the words “Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee” and the Docket Number (DHS-2011-0105). Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

If you wish to attend the meeting, please plan to arrive at the Tomich Center by 12:45 p.m., to allow extra time to be processed through security, and bring a photo I.D.

The DHS Privacy Office encourages you to register for the meeting in advance by contacting Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, at PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov. Advance registration is voluntary. The Privacy Act Statement below explains how DHS uses the registration information you may provide and how you may access or correct information retained by DHS, if any.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Martha K. Landesberg, Executive Director, DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, by telephone (703) 235-0780, by fax (703) 235-0442, or by email to PrivacyCommittee@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. 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. 451.

Agenda Back to Top

During the meeting, the Chief Privacy Officer will provide the Committee an update on the activities of the DHS Privacy Office. In support of the Committee's ongoing advice to the Department on implementing privacy protections in DHS operations, the Committee will also hear and discuss a presentation on the Office of Intelligence & Analysis' implementation of Department privacy policy as well as the Office of Operations' use of media monitoring. During the meeting the Committee will discuss and vote on two draft reports to the Department providing guidance on privacy protections for information sharing within DHS. The draft reports will be posted on the Committee's Web site (www.dhs.gov/privacy) in advance of the meeting. If you wish to submit comments on the draft reports, you may do so in advance of the meeting by forwarding them to the Committee at the locations listed under ADDRESSES. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Committee's Web site at www.dhs.gov/privacy. Please note that the meeting may end early if all business is completed.

Privacy Act Statement: DHS's Use of Your Information Back to Top

Authority: DHS requests that you voluntarily submit this information under its following authorities: The Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 3101; the FACA, 5 U.S.C. App. 2; and the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

Principal Purposes: When you register to attend a DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee meeting, DHS collects your name, contact information, and the organization you represent, if any. We use this information to contact you for purposes related to the meeting, such as to confirm your registration, to advise you of any changes in the meeting, or to assure that we have sufficient materials to distribute to all attendees.

We may also use the information you provide for public record purposes such as posting publicly available transcripts and meeting minutes.

Routine Uses and Sharing: In general, DHS will not use the information you provide for any purpose other than the Principal Purposes, and will not share this information within or outside the agency. In certain circumstances, DHS may share this information on a case-by-case basis as required by law or as necessary for a specific purpose, as described in the DHS/ALL-002 Mailing and Other Lists System of Records Notice (November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659).

Effects of Not Providing Information: You may choose not to provide the requested information or to provide only some of the information DHS requests. If you choose not to provide some or all of the requested information, DHS may not be able to contact you for purposes related to the meeting.

Accessing and Correcting Information: If you are unable to access or correct this information by using the method that you originally used to submit it, you may direct your request in writing to the DHS Deputy Chief FOIA Officer at foia@dhs.gov. Additional instructions are available at http://www.dhs.gov/foia and in the DHS/ALL-002 Mailing and Other Lists System of Records referenced above.

Mary Ellen Callahan,

Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.

[FR Doc. 2011-29211 Filed 11-10-11; 8:45 am]

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