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The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (DPIAC) is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, to provide advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues within DHS that relate to PII, data integrity, and other privacy-related matters.
DPIAC members serve as Special Government Employees and represent a balance of interests on privacy matters from academia, the private sector (including for-profit and not-for profit organizations), and the privacy advocacy community. It is organized into three subcommittees: Data Integrity and Information Protection, Privacy Architecture, and Data Acquisition and Use. The Advisory Committee has issued reports on a number of privacy issues, such as use of commercial data and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, and has made related policy recommendations to the department.
The Committee undertakes matters assigned to it by the DHS Chief Privacy Officer, and conducts its deliberations in quarterly public meetings. Its role is advisory only. The DPIAC issues its findings and recommendations in public reports. These reports, and DPIAC meeting agendas and transcripts, are available on the DHS Privacy Office website.
- ↑ The DPIAC is a discretionary advisory committee established under the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security in 6 U.S.C. §451.
- ↑ Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app.
- DHS Privacy Office, 2011 Annual Report 52 (Sept. 2011) (full-text).
- DHS Privacy Office: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Notifying and Reporting to the Public.