Government 2.0: Privacy and Best Practices conference (DHS)

Atrium Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel,
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20001

Maxine for Government 2.0

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-8868.htm

Submit comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov)
by following the instructions provided there, or send your comments by
e-mail to privacyworkshop@dhs.gov, by fax to (703) 483-2999, or by U.S.
mail to Martha K. Landesberg, Associate Director for Privacy Policy and
Education, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington,
DC 20528. All comments must include the words ``Government 2.0
Workshop'' and the Docket Number (DHS-2009-0020). To register for the
workshop, please send an e-mail to privacyworkshop@dhs.gov with
``Government 2.0 Workshop Registration'' in the subject line, and your
name and organizational affiliation, if any, in the body of the e-mail.
Alternatively, you may call 703-235-0780 to register and provide this
information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha K. Landesberg or Toby Milgrom
Levin, DHS Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington,
DC 20528; by telephone 703-235-0780; by facsimile 703-235-0442; or by
e-mail to privacyworkshop@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Privacy Office is holding a public workshop to bring together leading
academic, private-sector, and public-sector experts to discuss the
privacy issues posed by Government use of social media. The purpose of
the workshop is to help Federal agencies to engage the public through
social media in a privacy-protective manner and to explore best
practices that agencies can use to implement President Obama's January
21, 2009, Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. The workshop
will consist of a series of presentations and panel discussions that
include the broad range of stakeholder perspectives. Panelists will
discuss such issues as: The benefits of social media to expand
transparency and participation in Government; the privacy and related
legal issues raised by Government use of social media; and how
Government can best harness these new technologies while protecting
privacy.
Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions after
each panel.
The workshop is open to the public, and no fee is required for
attendance. An agenda and logistical information will be posted on the
http://www.dhs.gov/privacy Web page for this workshop shortly before
the event. A written transcript will be posted on the Web page
following the event.
Topics for Comment: To develop a comprehensive record regarding
Government use of social media, the DHS Privacy Office also invites
interested parties to submit written comments as described below.
Comments should be received on or before June 1, 2009, and should be as
specific as possible. The Privacy Office welcomes comments on any issue
of fact, law, or policy related to the privacy issues posed by
Government use of social media. The Privacy Office is particularly
interested in receiving comments on the following topics:
1. How is Government currently using social media?
2. What are the benefits, to the public and to Government, of
Government's use of social media?
3. What are the risks, to the public and to Government, of
Government's use of social media?
4. What operational issues are raised by Government use of social
media?
5. What privacy issues are raised by Government use of social
media? What are the privacy impacts of Government use of social media?
Are there privacy issues that are unique to Government use of social
media?
6. What legal issues are raised by Government use of social media?
Are there legal issues that are unique to Government use of social
media?
7. What security issues are raised by Government use of social
media? Are there security issues that are unique to Government use of
social media?
8. What should be the elements of privacy best practices for
Government use of social media? The Privacy Office requests that, where
possible, comments include references to literature, technical
standards and/or other resources that would support implementation of
the best practices identified.
Written comments must include the words ``Government 2.0 Workshop''
and the Docket Number (DHS-2009-0020), and may be submitted by any one
of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
E-mail: privacyworkshop@dhs.gov. Include ``Government 2.0
Workshop Comment'' and the Docket Number (DHS-2009-0020) in the subject
line of the message.
Fax: (703) 483-2999.
Mail: Martha K. Landesberg, Associate Director for Privacy
Policy and Education, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security,
Washington, DC 20528.
All written comments received will be posted without alteration on
the http://www.dhs.gov/privacy Web page for this workshop, including
any personal contact information provided.
Registration: In order to assist us in planning for the workshop,
we ask that attendees register in advance. To register, please send an
e-mail to privacyworkshop@dhs.gov with ``Government 2.0 Workshop
Registration'' in the subject line, and your name and organizational
affiliation, if any, in the body of the e-mail. Alternatively, you may
call 703-235-0780 to register and to provide the DHS Privacy Office
with your name and organizational affiliation, if any. The Privacy
Office will use this information only for purposes of planning this
workshop and to contact you in the event of any logistical changes. An
agenda and logistical information will be posted on the http://
www.dhs.gov/privacy Web page for this workshop shortly before the
event. A written transcript will be posted on the Web page following
the event.
Special Assistance: Persons with disabilities who require special
assistance should indicate this in their registration request and are
encouraged to identify anticipated special needs as early as possible.

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