Overview Edit

The DHS Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) operates the DHS Privacy Office as well as serving as the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer. The DHS Chief Privacy Officer is appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

This was the first statutorily mandated CPO with extensive authority to oversee privacy in a U.S. government agency.

Under departmental guidance, the Chief Privacy Officer works closely with other departmental components, such as the General Counsel's Office and the Policy Office, to address privacy issues.

Responsibilities Edit

The CPO serves as the senior official responsible for:

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