Citation Edit


DHS Privacy Office, Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information at the Department of Homeland Security (Oct. 31, 2008) (full-text).

Overview Edit

This Handbook sets the standards for how DHS personnel should handle PII that requires stricter handling guidelines because of the nature of the data and the increased risk to an individual if his or her data were compromised. The Handbook provided step-by-step guidance on how to identify and protect sensitive PII:

The Handbook also provided simple instructions on:

The Handbook was intended to help safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) in paper and electronic form.

This Handbook was updated in 2012 by the Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information.

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