Framework of Considerations for Streamlining Information Sharing Agreements

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ISE partnered with interagency privacy and civil liberties professionals to produce a framework for creating information sharing agreements. The resulting document, Framework of Considerations for Streamlining the Terrorism-Related Information Sharing and Access Agreement Development Process and Incorporating Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Best Practices, is available here


Introduction

In response to the U.S. government’s Data Aggregation Capabilities Applicable to Terrorism report, the Privacy and Civil Liberties (P/CL) Subcommittee of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee developed the Framework of Considerations for Streamlining the Terrorism-Related Information Sharing and Access Agreement Development Process and Incorporating Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Best Practices, in an effort to define a common methodology for developing information sharing and access agreements (ISAAs). 

The Framework recommends preliminary steps and identifies key privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties (P/CRCL) issues. While it is not meant to cover every possible P/CRCL issue that may arise, it does highlight common issues related to acquisition, use, maintenance, and dissemination of personally identifiable information (PII), including “Protected Information,” by ISE mission partners.

Intended as a resource for federal agencies, the Framework will assist ISAA stakeholders to identify and work through potential P/CRCL issues in the early stages of ISAA development,likely minimize delays and ensuring robust P/CRCL safeguards are in place.

To supplement this Framework, the P/CL Subcommittee has developed a worksheet reflecting core P/CRCL protections.  This worksheet is appended to this Framework as Appendix D.