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DHS creates new record system to monitor foreigners' information access to DHS and other government entities

  1. Date Announced

    July 27, 2017

    DHS establishes a new record system, DHS/ALL-039 Foreign Access Management System of Records (FAMS), which is intended to "provide transparency on how DHS collects, uses, maintains, and disseminates information relating to foreign nationals who seek access to DHS and partner U.S. Government (USG) agency personnel, information, facilities, programs, research, studies, and information technology (IT) systems." The system will manage risk assessment of foreign nationals who request access to DHS and other agencies, according to DHS. In the same notice, DHS issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this record system from certain Privacy Act provisions. [ID #861]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 27, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    July 27, 2018

    DHS issued a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt the Foreign Access Management System of Records (FAMS) from certain provisions of the Privacy Act.

    Final rule to exempt record system from Privacy Act provisions issued on July 27, 2018

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