Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 3515-000

Author: 
OCIO, Cyber Security

Privacy Requirements

CHAPTER 3

GENERAL INFORMATION

1 PURPOSE

This Departmental Manual chapter establishes security policy and procedures for privacy within USDA. Specifically, Part 1 of this chapter addresses security requirements with regard to the Privacy Act and the use of cookies at USDA Web sites. Part 2 of this material addresses the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and implements the requirement for addressing privacy during the systems development and revision process. In addition, the material describes the steps required to complete a PIA on a project, and discusses some of the privacy issues a project must address when completing a PIA.

2 CANCELLATION

This Departmental Manual will be in effect until superseded.

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