Who We Are

Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency - Who We Are

The Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) leads the integration of civil liberties and privacy protections into the policies, procedures, programs and activities of the Intelligence  Community (IC). Its overarching goal is to ensure that the IC operates within the full scope of its authorities in a manner that protects civil liberties and privacy, provides appropriate transparency, and earns and retains the trust of the American people.

 

CLPT is led by the Civil Liberties Protection Officer, a position established by the Intelligence Reform and Prevention Act of 2004. The Act provides that the Civil Liberties Protection Officer reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and sets forth his duties, which include ensuring that privacy and civil  liberties protections are appropriately addressed in the policies and procedures of intelligence agencies; overseeing compliance by the ODNI with privacy and civil liberties in programs and operations administered by the ODNI; and ensuring that the use of technology sustains, and does not erode, privacy. The Civil Liberties Protection Officer also serves as the ODNI’s Chief Transparency Officer. In that capacity, he is responsible for leading implementation of the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the IC. The Principles guide how the IC should make information publicly available while protecting classified information, when disclosure would harm national security.

FEATURES

Transparency Tracker

The ODNI Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency created this “transparency tracker” document to track, categorize, and chart the information being released to the public.

Principles of Professional Ethics for the IC

The Principles of Professional Ethics for the Intelligence Community serve public-facing and internally-focused purposes. They reflect the core values common to all elements of the IC.

Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the IC

The Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community are intended to facilitate IC decisions on making information publicly available.

News

DNI Coats' memo on issuance of Updated Intelligence Community Directive 107 on Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency

The Intelligence Transparency Council met in March to discuss various projects and initiatives.

The Future of Privacy Forum relaunched its publicly accessible calendar, which is used to detail privacy-related events.