Privacy Act Guidance
Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) staff consult with principal offices about the privacy and accessibility of information that is retrievable by personal identifier (name, SSN, etc.).
Staff also assist offices in notifying the public (in the Federal Register) when systems of records containing such data are created and maintained by the Department. New or amended notices from principal offices will be reviewed and commented on for publication in the Federal Register.
- Department of Education Privacy Act System of Record Notice (SORN) Issuances
- Federal Privacy Act Issuances: The Government Printing Office offers online access to a database containing descriptions of federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals and rules agencies follow to assist individuals who request information about their records.
- Privacy Act of 1974
- Privacy Safeguards Division Fact Sheet PDF (638KB)
Privacy Safeguards E-mail or call the Privacy Service Line at (202) 401-1269.