Accession Number:

ADA445501

Title:

Privacy Protection: Mandating New Arrangements to Implement and Assess Federal Privacy Policy and Practice

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

When Congress enacted the Privacy Act of 1974, it established a temporary national study commission to conduct a comprehensive assessment of privacy policy and practice in both the public and private sectors and to make recommendations for better protecting the privacy of individuals. While the panel subsequently produced a landmark July 1977 report, its recommendations were not legislatively implemented. Nonetheless, interest in creating new arrangements for better implementing and assessing federal privacy policies and practices continued, the most recent proposal offered in the 108th Congress being legislation H.R. 4414 to designate a Chief Privacy Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, as well as privacy officers in each principal department and the independent agencies, and establish a temporary commission to examine privacy issues related to the governments anti-terrorism efforts. This report will be updated as events warrant.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE