Thank you for visiting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Privacy Program website.
The information contained in these pages will assist you in locating and understanding USAID's privacy policies, and its implementation of the privacy requirements from the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and other public laws.
Safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII) in the possession of USAID and preventing its misuse are essential to ensure that USAID retains the trust of the American public. The USAID responsibility to the American public is a function of the Privacy Act of 1974 and the federal privacy authorities that flow from it, including the E-Government Act of 2002, Section 208.
The Privacy Program supports USAID missions and business functions by assisting the Agency in balancing its need to maintain information about individuals, with the rights of individuals to be protected against unwarranted invasions of their privacy resulting from the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of their personal information.
For additional information and answers to basic questions about the responsibilities to protect the privacy of information about individuals, see Privacy Basics.
The Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP) has overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the Agency’s implementation of privacy protections, including USAID’s full compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to privacy. The Privacy Office operates under the direction of the Chief Privacy Officer. Its mission, to ensure that the confidentiality and integrity of an individual's personally identifiable information is maintained, while achieving the overall mission of USAID and the missions of its individual programs. The Privacy Office is responsible for stewarding the personally identifiable information holdings within USAID, which are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and other laws, Executive Orders, and OMB guidance. USAID's inventory of PII holdings is conducted on an annual basis between August-October each year.
- The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (pdf)
- The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (pdf)
- The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) (pdf)
- The E-Government Act of 2002 (pdf)
- Department of Justice, Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974 (2015 Edition)
Information System Requirements
USAID Internal References
- The USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) Homepage
- The USAID Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Homepage
Privacy Act Requests
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Privacy Program Leadership
Mark A. Walther
Acting Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP)
Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)
Please address complaints, concerns, or questions regarding the USAID Privacy Program to:
Chief Privacy Officer
United States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20523-2120