Privacy Policy Activities of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

GGD-84-93: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1984.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the privacy policy activities of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

NTIA involvement in privacy policy began after a presidential memorandum recommended that NTIA: (1) coordinate work on a legislative package relating to privacy policy; (2) develop and set forth privacy policy initiatives in the international area; and (3) study the privacy consequences of the growth of information technology. GAO found that: (1) since 1981, when work on the legislative package was completed, NTIA has devoted little staff time to legislative privacy initiatives; (2) NTIA has played a substantial role in developing voluntary international privacy guidelines; and (3) NTIA has published a collection of papers intended to encourage public debate on information and privacy policy. GAO noted that the NTIA budget reflects the decrease in privacy policy activities.

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