• Requirement

    Appoint a senior agency official for privacy with the authority, mission, accountability, and resources to coordinate, develop, and implement, applicable privacy requirements and manage privacy risks through the organization-wide privacy program.

  • Discussion

    The privacy officer is an organizational official. For federal agencies as defined by applicable laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines this official is designated as the senior agency official for privacy. Organizations may also refer to this official as the chief privacy officer. The senior agency official for privacy also has roles on the data management board (see PM-23) and the data integrity board (see PM-24).

More Info

  • Title

    Privacy Program Leadership Role
  • Family

    Program Management
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Privacy
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID


NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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