[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 24, 2006)]
[Page 29968]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7905]



Office of the Secretary

Public Workshop: Operationalizing Privacy: Compliance Frameworks 
& Privacy Impact Assessments

AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS.

ACTION: Notice announcing public workshop.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office will host a 
public workshop, ``Operationalizing Privacy: Compliance Frameworks & 
Privacy Impact Assessments,'' to explore policy, legal, and operational 
frameworks for Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Privacy Threshold 
Analyses (PTAs).

DATES: The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2006, from 8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held in the Auditorium of the GSA 
Regional Headquarters, 7th & D Streets, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Kavanaugh, Privacy Office, 
Department of Homeland Security, Arlington, VA 22202 by telephone (571) 
227-3813, by facsimile (571) 227-4171, or by e-mail 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
Privacy Office is holding a public workshop to explore the compliance 
and operational frameworks of privacy, including training on drafting 
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Privacy Threshold Analyses 
    The program will be organized into two sessions, a morning and an 
afternoon session. The morning session will include two discussion 
panels. The first panel will cover the compliance and operational 
frameworks required to integrate privacy protections into any 
organization. The second panel will cover compliance with Federal 
requirements for privacy, including System of Records Notices, PIAs, 
Certification & Accreditation under the Federal Information Security 
Management Act, and the Office of Management and Budget annual budget 
process (OMB-300). In addition to the panel discussions, time will be 
allotted during the workshop for questions and comments from the 
    The afternoon session will be a tutorial on how to write PIAs and 
PTAs. A case study will be used to illustrate a step-by-step approach 
to researching, preparing, and writing these documents.
    The workshop is open to the public and there is no fee for 
attendance. For general security purposes, the GSA Regional 
Headquarters requires that all attendees show a valid form of photo 
identification, such as a driver's license, to enter the building.
    The DHS Privacy Office has developed PIA guidance and templates for 
PIAs and PTAs for DHS programs. The guidance and templates are posted 
on our Web site at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy. In addition, the Privacy 
Office will post information about the workshop, including a detailed 
agenda, on the Web site prior to the event. A transcript of the 
workshop will be posted shortly after the workshop.
    Registration: Registration is recommended but not required. 
Registration guarantees admittance. For non-registrants seating will be 
allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early. 
For seating purposes, when registering, please specify if you plan to 
attend the entire conference or just one of the two sessions. Persons 
with disabilities who require special assistance should indicate this 
in their admittance request and are encouraged to identify anticipated 
special needs as early as possible. You may register by e-mail at 
privacyworkshop@dhs.gov or by calling (571) 227-3813.

    Dated: May 16, 2006.
Maureen Cooney,
Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-7905 Filed 5-23-06; 8:45 am]