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OMB Unveils New Privacy Org Within Information & Regulatory Affairs Office

operational-security1Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan has announced the creation of a new privacy office and a senior career position within OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Donovan wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the privacy office and senior official will support efforts to boost the government’s privacy practices.

That new office and official will oversee the development and implementation of federal privacy policies, strategies and practices across agencies and help identify privacy-related trends and issues that require government-wide action, Donovan added.

Other tasks include oversight of agency regulatory initiatives, privacy policies and information collection activities that impact the privacy of personal information, Donovan stated.

Donovan said the new OIRA office and official will collaborate on privacy issues with OMB’s senior adviser for privacy.

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