Privacy Act Data
Privacy Act materials consist of any document or other information about an individual maintained by the agency, whether collected or grouped, including, but not limited to, information regarding education, financial transactions, medical history, criminal or employment history, or other personal information containing the name or other personal identification number, symbol, etc., assigned to such individual.
DoD activities must be alert to conditions where a person’s privacy is compromised by disposal of property containing Privacy Act materials.
Blackberries, copiers, hard drives, laptops that may create, process, store or transmit personally identifiable information (PII) must be sanitized to make the recovery of PII impossible.
In such cases, the appropriate IT personnel, privacy official, and general counsel should be consulted, prior to disposal