The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), enacted in 1974, established controls over what personal information the Federal government collects and how it uses or discloses that information. The Privacy Act has four basic objectives that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is committed to fulfilling to the greatest extent possible:
Privacy Policies and References: DOI and Federal privacy policies and privacy-related resources.
Privacy Impact Assessments: Official PIAs and Adapted PIAs for DOI Bureaus and Offices.
Privacy Act Systems of Records Notices: The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish notice of its systems of records in the Federal Register. This notice is generally referred to as a system of records notice (SORN).
Privacy Act Requests: Requesting records under the Privacy Act.
Privacy Reports: Privacy compliance reports.
Privacy Contacts: Departmental and Bureau/Office Privacy Officers.
For questions regarding the Departmental Privacy Program, please contact:
Departmental Privacy Officer
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240