Privacy Impact Assessment

Trends on Tuesday: Half of Online Americans Don’t Know What a Privacy Policy Is

Dec 23, 2014 |

Federal agencies are required by law (see the list of applicable ones here) to use privacy policies on their digital properties that explain how they use the data they collect about users and visitors. This ensures that these users and visitors know what the government is doing with their data. The problem, according to Pew Read »

Tackling PII in Electronic Data

Sep 23, 2013 |

As non-lawyers peering into the legal world, be advised this post is not official legal advice from the Office of General Counsel. These are our impressions and what we took away from the Legal Learning Series session Social Media – Privacy, Records and Litigation. Read »

Privacy Policies, Terms of Service, and PIAs! Oh My!

Sep 20, 2013 |

Guest post by Cheryl Hackley who works in the Office of Public Affairs at the Federal Trade Commission. From my early days of using email, sites like MySpace, and later getting my first smartphone, it was a common practice for me to Read »