32 CFR 701.104 - Responsibility and authority.
(a) Delegation. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for administering and supervising the execution of 5 U.S.C. 552a, DOD Directive 5400.11 and DOD Regulation 5400.11-R. The Director, Navy Staff (DNS) will administer this program through the Head, DON PA/FOIA Policy Branch (DNS-36) who will serve as the Principal PA Program Manager for the DON.
(1) Develops and implements DON policy on the provisions of the PA; serves as principal advisor on all DON PA matters; oversees the administration of the DON's PA program; reviews and resolves PA complaints; maintains the DON's PA Online Web site; develops a Navy-wide PA training program and serves as training oversight manager; establishes, maintains, deletes, and approves Navy and joint Navy/Marine Corps PA systems of records notices; compiles reports that address the DON's PA Program to DOD and/or the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); conducts PA reviews as defined in OMB Circular A-130; publishes exempt systems of records in the CFR; and conducts staff assistance visits/program evaluations within DON to review compliance with 5 U.S.C. 552a, this subpart and subpart G of this part.
(2) Serves as PA Coordinator for the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Office of the CNO (OPNAV) and the Naval Historical Center (NHC).
(3) Represents SECNAV on the Defense Privacy Board (DPO). Per DOD Directive 5400.11, the Board has oversight responsibility for implementation of the DOD Privacy Program.
(4) Represents SECNAV on the Defense Data Integrity Board. Per DOD Directive 5400.11, the Board has oversight responsibility for reviewing and approving all computer matching agreements between the DOD and other Federal, State, or local government agencies, as well as memoranda of understanding when the match is internal to DOD, to ensure that appropriate procedural and due process requirements have been established before engaging in computer matching activities.
(6) Coordinates on all PIAs prior to the PIA being submitted to DON CIO for review and final approval. Makes a determination as to whether the new IT system constitutes a PA system of records. If it does, determines whether an existing system covers the collection or whether a new systems notice will have to be written and approved. As necessary, assists the DON activity in creating and getting a new PA system of records notice approved.
(1) Administers and supervises the execution of this instruction within the Marine Corps and maintains and approves Marine Corps PA systems of records notices. The Commandant has designated CMC (ARSF) as the PA manager for the U.S. Marine Corps.
(2) Oversees the administration of the Marine Corps' PA program; reviews and resolves PA complaints; develops a Marine Corps privacy education, training, and awareness program; reviews and validates PIAs for Marine Corps information systems and submits the validation to CNO (DNS-36); establishes, maintains, deletes, and approves Marine Corps PA systems of records notices; and conducts staff assistance visits/program evaluations within the Marine Corps to review compliance with 5 U.S.C. 552a, this subpart and subpart G of this part.
(3) Serves as the PA Coordinator for all Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps components, except for Marine Corps Systems Command and the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
(6) Coordinates on all PIAs prior to the PIA being submitted to DON CIO for review and final approval, making a determination as to whether the new IT system constitutes a PA system of records. If it does, determines whether an existing system covers the collection or whether a new systems notice will have to be written and approved. As necessary, assists the DON activity in creating and getting a new PA system of records notice approved.
(1) Integrates protection of PPI into the overall DON major information system life cycle management process as defined in the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347).
(3) Provides guidance to DON officials on the conduct of PIAs (see their Web site at http://www.doncio.navy.mil ) and oversees DON PIA policy and procedures to ensure PIAs are conducted commensurate with the information system being assessed, the sensitivity of IIF in that system, and the risk of harm for unauthorized release of that information. Also, DON CIO reserves the right to request that a PIA be completed on any system that may have privacy risks.
(4) Reviews and approves all PIAs for the DON and submits the approved PIAs to DOD and OMB according to Federal and DOD guidance.
(5) Serves as the focal point in establishing and validating DON information systems privacy requirements and coordinating issues with other DOD Military Departments and Federal Agencies.
(10) Serves as the focal point in establishing and validating DON Web privacy requirements and coordinating issues with DOD, other Military Departments, and other Federal agencies.
(12) Implements DON IT privacy requirements and coordinates IT information system requirements that cross service boundaries with the Joint Staff.
(e) The Chief of Information (CHINFO) and U.S. Marine Corps Director of Public Affairs (DIRPA). CHINFO and DIRPA, in accordance with DON CIO guidance on Department-wide Information Management (IM) and IT matters, are responsible for developing and administering Navy and Marine Corps Web site privacy policies and procedures respectively per SECNAVINST 5720.47B. Additionally, CHINFO and DIRPA:
(1) Maintains master World Wide Web (WWW) page to issue new service-specific Web privacy guidance. CHINFO will maintain a master WWW page to issue DON guidance and DIRPA will link to that page. All significant changes to this Web site and/or its location will be issued via Naval (ALNAV) message.
(2) Maintains overall cognizance for DON and U.S. Marine Corps Web sites and Web site content-related questions as they pertain to Web site privacy requirements.
(3) Ensures that public-facing Web sites have machine-readable privacy policies (i.e., web privacy policies are P3P-enabled or automatically readable using some other tool).
(f) DON PA Oversight Working Group. The DON PA Oversight Working Group is charged with reviewing and coordinating compliance with DON PA program initiatives. CNO (DNS-36) will chair this working group, hosting meetings as deemed appropriate to discuss best PA practices, PA issues, FISMA reporting and other reporting requirements, PA training initiatives, etc. At a minimum, membership shall consist of CNO (DNS-36), DON CIO, CMC (ARSF), CMC (C4I-IA), OJAG (Code 13), OGC (PA/FOIA), CMC (JAR), CHINFO, and CMC (PA).
(g) DON activities. Each DON activity is responsible for implementing and administering a PA program under this subpart and subpart G.
(h) Navy Echelon 2 and 3 Commands and Marine Corps Major Subordinate Commands. Each Navy Echelon 2 and 3 Command and Marine Corps Major Subordinate Command will designate a PA Coordinator to:
(2) Advise CNO (DNS-36) promptly of the need to establish a new Navy PA system of records; amend or alter an existing Navy system of records; or, delete a Navy system of records that is no longer needed.
(3) Advise CMC (ARSF) promptly of the need to establish a new Marine Corps PA system of records; amend or alter an existing Marine Corps system of records; or, delete a Marine Corps system of records that is no longer needed.
(4) Ensure no official files are maintained on individuals that are retrieved by name or other personal identifier without first ensuring that a system of records notice exists that permits such collection.
(5) Ensure that PA systems of records managers are properly trained on their responsibilities for protecting PPI being collected and maintained under the DON PA Program.
(6) Provide overview training to activity/command personnel on the provisions of this subpart and subpart G.
(7) Issue an implementing instruction which designates the activity's PA Coordinator, addresses PA records disposition, addresses PA processing procedures, identifies those PA systems of records being used by their activity; and provide training/guidance to those personnel involved with collecting, maintaining, disseminating information from a PA system of records.
(8) Review internal directives, forms, practices, and procedures, including those having PA implications and where Statements (PAS) are used or PPI is solicited.
(9) Maintain liaison with records management officials (e.g., maintenance and disposal procedures and standards, forms, and reports), as appropriate.
(10) Provide guidance on handling PA requests; scope of PA exemptions; and the fees, if any, that may be collected.
(11) Conduct staff assistance visits or program evaluations within their command and lower echelon commands to ensure compliance with the PA.
(12) Work closely with their PA systems managers to ensure they are properly trained with regard to collecting, maintaining, and disseminating information in a PA system of records notice.
(14) Ensure protocols are in place to avoid instances of loss of PPI. Should a loss occur, take immediate action to apprise affected individuals of how to ensure their identity has not been compromised.
(15) Work closely with their public affairs officer and/or web master to ensure that PPI is not placed on public Web sites or in public folders.
(16) Annually conduct reviews of their PA systems of records to ensure that they are necessary, accurate, and complete.
(17) Provide CNO (DNS-36) or CMC (ARSF) respectively, with a complete listing of all PA Coordinators under their jurisdiction. Such information should include activity name, complete mailing and E-Mail addresses, office code, name of PA Coordinator, and commercial, DSN, and FAX telephone numbers.
(18) Review and validate PIAs for their information systems and submit the validation to CNO (DNS-36) for Navy information systems or to HQMC (ARSF) for Marine Corps information systems.
(i) DON employees/contractors. DON employees/contractors are responsible for safeguarding the rights of others by:
(1) Ensuring that PPI contained in a system of records, to which they have access or are using to conduct official business, is protected so that the security and confidentiality of the information is preserved.
(2) Not disclosing any information contained in a system of records by any means of communication to any person or agency, except as authorized by this instruction or the specific PA systems of records notice.
(3) Not maintaining unpublished official files that would fall under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a.
(4) Safeguarding the privacy of individuals and confidentiality of PPI contained in a system of records.
(5) Properly marking all documents containing PPI data (e.g., letters, E-Mails, message traffic, etc.) as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY—PRIVACY SENSITIVE—Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure can result in both civil and criminal penalties.”
(7) Reporting any unauthorized disclosure of PPI from a system of records to the applicable Privacy Point of Contact (POC) for his/her activity.
(8) Reporting the maintenance of any unauthorized system of records to the applicable Privacy POC for his/her activity.
(j) Denial authority. Within DON, the head of the activity having cognizance over an exempt PA system of record is authorized to deny access to that information under the exemptions cited in the PA systems of records notice. The denial authority may also deny requests to amend a system of records or to deny notification that a record exists. As deemed appropriate, the head of the activity may further designate initial denial authority to an individual properly trained on the provisions of the PA and this subpart and subpart G of this part.
(k) Release authority. Within DON, officials having cognizance over a non-exempt PA system of record that is requested by a first party or his/her authorized representative are authorized to release records. A release authority may also grant requests for notification and amendment of systems of records. The PA systems manager, who is properly trained on the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, DOD Directive 5400.11 and DOD 5400.11-R, may be delegated this responsibility.
(1) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) (ASN(M&RA)) is designated to act upon requests for administrative review of initial denials of requests for amendment of records related to fitness reports and performance evaluations of military personnel.
(2) Both the JAG and GC are designated to act upon requests for administrative review of initial denials of records for notification, access, or amendment of records under their cognizance.
(3) The authority of SECNAV, as the head of an agency, to request records subject to the PA from an agency external to DOD for civil or criminal law enforcement purposes, under (b)(7) of 5 U.S.C. 552a, is delegated to CMC; the Commander, Naval Criminal Investigative Service; JAG and GC.
(m) System manager. System managers are responsible for overseeing the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information from a PA system of records and ensuring that all personnel who have access to those records are aware of their responsibilities for protecting PPI that is being collected or maintained. In this capacity, they shall:
(1) Establish appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to ensure the records in every system of records are protected from unauthorized alteration, destruction, or disclosure.
(2) Protect the records from reasonably anticipated threats or hazards that could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to any individual on whom information is maintained.
(3) Work closely with their coordinator to ensure that all personnel who have access to a PA system of records are properly trained on their responsibilities under the PA. Training materials may be downloaded from http://www.privacy.navy.mil .
Official files on individuals that are retrieved by name and/or personal identifier must be approved and published in the Federal Register.
(5) Review annually each PA system of records notice under their cognizance to determine if the records are up-to-date and/or used in matching programs and whether they are in compliance with the OMB Guidelines. Such items as organization names, titles, addresses, etc., frequently change and should be reported to CNO (DNS-36) for updating and publication in the Federal Register.
(6) Work with IT personnel to identify any new information systems being developed that contain PPI. If a PA systems notice does not exist to allow for the collection, assist in creating a new systems notice that permits collection.
(7) Complete and maintain a PIA for those systems that collect, maintain or disseminate IIF, according to DON PIA guidance found at http://www.privacy.navy.mil and http://www.doncio.navy.mil .
(8) Complete and maintain a disclosure accounting form for all disclosures made without the consent of the record subject, except those made within DOD or under FOIA. (See 701.111).
(9) Ensure that only those DOD/DON officials with a “need to know” in the official performance of their duties has access to information contained in a system of records.
(10) Ensure safeguards are in place to protect the privacy of individuals and confidentiality of PPI contained in a system of records.
(11) Ensure that records are maintained in accordance with the identified PA systems of records notice.
(12) Ensure that each newly proposed PA system of records notice is evaluated for need and relevancy and confirm that no existing PA system of records notice covers the proposed collection.
(13) Stop collecting any category or item of information about individuals that is no longer justified, and when feasible remove the information from existing records.
(14) Ensure that records are kept in accordance with retention and disposal requirements set forth in SECNAVINST 5720.47B.
(15) Take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy, relevancy, timeliness, and completeness of a record before disclosing the record to anyone outside the Federal Government.
Title 32 published on 2014-07-01.
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