Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions: The Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System
The Department of Homeland Security is concurrently establishing a new system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 [5 U.S.C. 552a], as amended, to cover records maintained by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. These records were previously covered by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center Database [DHS/IAIP-001], last published in full text on April 18, 2005 [70 FR 20156]. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to exempt this new system of records, entitled the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System (ERS) [DHS/IA-001], from subsections (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I) and (f) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k). As explained in the proposed rule, the exemption is necessary to avoid interference with the intelligence, counterterrorism, and other homeland security responsibilities, and any related law enforcement functions of the Department of Homeland Security and its Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Public comment is invited.