This paper reflects the recommendations provided by the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Secretary and the Chief Privacy Officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Committee’s charter under the Federal Advisory Committee Act is to provide advice on programmatic, policy, operational, administrative, and technological issues relevant to DHS that affect individual privacy, data integrity and data interoperability and other privacy-related issues.
One purpose of this paper is to encourage transparency, accountability and controls on the access and use of commercially acquired personal information for government decision‐making. It recommends policies and procedures for the DHS Privacy Office to guide, or limit, access to commercial data by public agencies. In addition, it provides guidance on the use and management of such data.