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DOT Privacy Program

This information is designed to help you understand the the U.S. Department of  Transportation (DOT) personal information handling practices. Here you will find the details of:

  • How information is collected by the DOT
  • How you can access information DOT has about you
  • What your rights are under the Privacy Act of 1974

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Program, please email the Department of Transportation’s Privacy Officer.

Program Areas

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Learn more about how we promote privacy positive practices through our policies and guidance.

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Understand how privacy risk management is operationalized through our PIAs and SORNs.

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See how we engage stakeholders to promote and understand privacy concerns throughout the Transportation ecosystem.

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Training and Education

Build your privacy knowledge and understanding.

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Inquiries and Incidents

Submit a Privacy Act request or questions about our privacy program.

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Discover how we use technology to mitigate privacy risk.

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Learn about your right to access DOT records and how to submit a FOIA request.


Other Resources

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Laws governing federal privacy programs.

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Privacy guidance for federal agencies.

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Privacy resources for the public.