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Privacy Act at DHA

Federal agencies, including the Defense Health Agency (DHA), collect a variety of personally identifiable information (PII) to conduct business. The Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act) generally applies when federal agencies collect that PII into a system of records

When DHA collects your PII into a system of records, you may have certain rights. For example, you may have a right to:

  • Find out what PII about you is stored in the system; 
  • Find out why DHA collected that PII;
  • Find out when DHA will use and share that PII; and
  • Amend that PII if it is wrong.

The DHA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (Privacy Office) helps to ensure that DHA follows the Privacy Act. For example, the DHA Privacy Office handles DHA Privacy Act related questions and reviews DHA systems to determine if they comply with the Privacy Act.

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Examples of PII

Fact Sheet
5/1/2014

Personally identifiable information (PII) is information that identifies, links, relates, or is unique to, or describes you. This also includes information which can be used to distinguish or trace your identity and any other personal information which is linked or linkable to you.

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Sample Privacy Act Statement

Fact Sheet
5/1/2014

This statement serves to inform you of the purpose for collecting personal information required by this system and how it will be used.

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