Privacy Program

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The CDC Privacy Unit is organizationally located under the CDC Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and within the CDC Cyber Security Program Office (CSPO). ​The Privacy Program collaborates with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) as well as other key stakeholders (i.e., ISSOs, System Owners/Managers, Record Liaisons, Risk Management Officers, OMB Project Clearance Liaisons, Web Managers, Communication Directors, Training Coordinators, and HHS Liaisons). The CDC Privacy Unit has an enterprise-wide commitment to managing privacy risks throughout the life cycle of programs and information systems with personal identifying information (PII).

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The Senior Official for Privacy:

  • Responds to requests for records submitted under the Privacy Act
  • Responds to CDC contracts
  • Develops privacy policy and procedures
  • Develops privacy awareness training
  • Communicates evolving Federal privacy requirements to staff
  • Reports on privacy compliance
  • Oversees privacy incident response efforts and activities​

The CDC Privacy Unit:

  • Maintains an awareness of privacy laws and regulations
  • Advises CDC staff on privacy issues
  • Coordinates privacy-related activities
  • Fosters the adoption of privacy policy and procedures
  • Ensures websites maintain current privacy policies
  • Responds to requests for records under the Privacy Act
  • Resolves privacy incidents/breaches
  • Responds to quarterly and annual FISMA data calls
  • Ensures completion of privacy aw​areness training
  • Reviews Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) on IT systems and TPWAs
  • Participates in the publication of System of Records Notices (SORNs)
  • Attends the Privacy Coordinator group meetings.
Contact the CDC Privacy Program

CDC Senior Official for Privacy: Beverly Walker
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30341 – 3717

Page last reviewed: August 4, 2021
Content source: Office of the Chief Information Officer