FEMA Privacy Office
The FEMA Privacy Office partners with FEMA components to assess all new or proposed systems, programs, projects, and initiatives for privacy risks, and recommend privacy protections and alternative methods for handling personally identifiable information, or PII, to mitigate privacy risks.
The FEMA Privacy Office aims to establish a culture of privacy awareness and compliance while supporting the Agency in achieving its mission. To accomplish its Privacy Office has implemented a robust privacy program, including:
- Establishing privacy compliance and providing privacy oversight and program support for systems, programs, projects, and initiatives that collect, use, maintain, retrieve, and disseminate PII as outlined by federal law, including the Privacy Act, Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, E-Government Act, Federal Information Security Management Act, and Homeland Security Act; the Office of Management and Budget and the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance; and DHS and FEMA privacy policies.
- Creating a culture of privacy compliance and awareness through regular basic and in-depth privacy training and education programs as well as awareness forums for Agency stakeholders and external partners.
- Responding to any incident concerning the potential loss or compromise of PII held by or under the authority or control of FEMA employees or contractors.
The Privacy Office encourages all FEMA employees and contractors visit our webpage to get more information about our office and for additional guidance about how you can protect personally identifiable information: contact us at FEMA-Privacy@fema.dhs.gov or 202-212-5100.