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The ICE Privacy and Records Office (PRO) comprises two branches, the Privacy Branch and the Records Branch. The ICE Privacy Branch sustains privacy protections and the transparency of government operations while supporting the ICE mission. Privacy is the concept that personal information about individuals should be respected and properly safeguarded as required by federal law and policy. The ICE Records Office is responsible for the development and implementation of Records and Information Management (RIM) procedures and policies. Records and information management is the systematic application of management principles, chiefly control, to the recorded information needed and used in the normal course of an agencies business. These RIM policies and procedures will have a positive impact on ICE operations by helping programs comply with the Federal Records Act.

Mission

The Privacy and Records Office sustains privacy protections and transparent government operations while supporting the ICE mission. The Privacy and Records Office develops internal policies to protect personal privacy, promotes awareness of and compliance with privacy requirements and ensures that ICE technology systems have appropriate privacy protections in place.

Lyn Rahilly, Privacy Officer
Lyn Rahilly
Privacy Officer

Ms. Rahilly implements policies, procedures and initiatives that foster public trust in ICE by protecting personal privacy and enhancing the quality of personal data held by the agency. She is responsible for ICE's compliance with federal privacy laws, ensuring that information sharing policies and agreements provide appropriate protections for personal information, and training agency personnel on privacy issues.

Prior to her position as privacy officer, Ms. Rahilly was on assignment to the FBI, serving as the privacy and civil liberties officer and special assistant to the director of the U.S. Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Among other responsibilities, she oversaw privacy and civil liberties issues. Ms. Rahilly established TSC's first privacy compliance program and the interagency redress process for persons submitting complaints about the terrorist watch list. She also provided counsel and advice on appropriate collection and use of personal data and responded to public, media and Congressional inquiries pertaining to privacy.

Ms. Rahilly has also served as deputy privacy officer and assistant chief counsel for information law at the Transportation Security Administration, and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ms. Rahilly earned her bachelor's degree in political science at Mary Washington College and her law degree at George Washington University Law School.