OMB: Agencies must post Web privacy policies
- By Margret Johnston
- Jun 02, 1999
The Office of Management and Budget yesterday directed agencies to post clear policies of what information they collect about visitors to their World Wide Web sites by Sept. 1.
The privacy policies must tell site visitors what information the agencies collect, why the agencies collect the information and how they will use it, OMB director Jacob Lew said in a memo to the heads of departments and agencies.
Lew cited the Privacy Act and other regulations in reminding agency and department heads that they must protect an individual's right to privacy.
Lew also sent agencies a guide to be used in reviewing their existing privacy policies or in creating such policies.