FEMA Did Not Safeguard Disaster Survivors’ Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information, Report Finds
The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“OIG”), while auditing the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (“TSA”)…
The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“OIG”), while auditing the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (“TSA”) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), has determined that FEMA violated the Privacy Act of 1974 and Department of Homeland Security policy by releasing personally identifiable information (“PII”) and sensitive personally identifiable information (“SPII”) of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017.
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