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VA Privacy External Resources

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

    The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. DHS offers many privacy and cybersecurity resources.

    https://www.dhs.gov/topic/privacy

    https://www.dhs.gov/topic/cybersecurity

  • IdentityTheft.gov

    IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government's one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

    https://www.identitytheft.gov/

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

    The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, promote, and improve the privacy profession globally.

    https://iapp.org/

  • Federal Privacy Council (FPC)

    The Federal Privacy Council (FPC) helps to ensure that as Federal agencies carry out the diverse missions of the Federal Government, they do so in a manner that honors and respects the personal information entrusted to the Federal Government by the American people and other individuals.

    https://www.fpc.gov/

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them.

    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. To support organizations in better protecting individuals' privacy, and to help bring privacy risk into parity with other risks such as cybersecurity and safety that organizations manage in their risk portfolios, NIST engages with stakeholders to develop privacy guidance, tools, and international standards.

    https://www.nist.gov/privacy-0

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services. HHS's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the Departmental component responsible for implementing and enforcing the HIPAA Rules.

    https://www.hhs.gov/programs/hipaa/index.html

    https://www.hhs.gov/foia/privacy/index.html

  • United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

    The goal of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is to keep the American public safe. They enforce more than 200 federal laws and investigate any crime that involves the mail. Specially trained Postal Inspectors develop cases and prevent crime while protecting the American public. Postal Police Officers ensure the security of high-value deliveries, property, and postal buildings.

    https://www.uspis.gov/veterans