• US Government Privacy Policy Roundtable

    June 15 2007, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France

    With the U.S. engaged in personal information sharing with its allies and friends for law enforcement purposes and homeland security purposes, there is a question what the standards should be.  How can the private sector contribute to this dialogue?  Are lines between private and government standards blurring?  
    Mr. Teufel has responsibility for privacy policy at DHS, including assuring that the technologies used to protect the United States sustain, and do not erode, privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information; assuring that DHS complies with fair information practices as set out in the Privacy Act of 1974; conducting privacy impact assessments of proposed rules at the Department; evaluating legislative and regulatory proposals involving collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by the Federal Government; and preparing an annual report to Congress on the activities of the Department that affect privacy.  In addition, Teufel serves as DHS's Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.
    Previously Mr. Teufel served as the Associate General Counsel for General Law at DHS, and as the Associate Solicitor for General Law at the Department of the Interior. Before joining the Administration, Teufel practiced law in Colorado; where he also served as Deputy Solicitor General.