Obama establishes Federal Privacy Council

download (18)On February 9, 2016, President Obama President issued an executive order establishing the “Federal Privacy Council”, an interagency support structure consisting of senior privacy officials from each cabinet agency.

The Privacy Council was established – according to the President – to protect privacy in order to maintain trust in the public institutions, considering the large amounts of information about people that the U.S. Government collects, maintains, and uses.

The Council shall: (i) develop recommendations on Federal Government privacy policies and requirements; (ii) share best practices for protecting privacy; (iii) address training needs of the Federal Government with respect to privacy matters; and (iv) perform other privacy-related functions.

The Executive Order, Establishment of the Federal Privacy Council is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov…

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

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