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Smithsonian Institution's Privacy Program Guidance



The Smithsonian Privacy Officer (SPO) is responsible for developing and implementing privacy policies and procedures to support a privacy program at the Smithsonian. The SPO conducts privacy reviews of Smithsonian programs and initiatives that collect, maintain, or disseminate personally identifiable information (PII); provides general advice on privacy matters; and coordinates with OGC to provide legal advice on privacy issues. All Smithsonian museums, research centers, and offices (SI units); including subordinate organizations, employees, Fellows, research associates, contractors, and volunteers must comply with Smithsonian privacy program guidance, policies, and procedures.


Guidance Documents