The Commodity Futures Trading Commission created the Privacy Office in July 2010. The Office evaluates Commission programs, systems and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, provides mitigation strategies to reduce privacy impacts, and ensures transparency around Commission policies and practices related to the handling of personally identifiable information.
The mission of the Privacy Office is to preserve and enhance privacy protections for all individuals whose personal information is handled by the Commission, promote transparency of Commission operations involving personal information, and support the Commission in enforcing laws and regulations in the financial markets under its authority designed to protect privacy and safeguard personally identifiable information (PII).
The Privacy Office:
The Commission uses Fair Information Practice Principles (“FIPPs”) as a policy framework to enhance privacy protections by assessing the nature and purpose for all PII collected to fulfill the Commission’s mission. The FIPPs are five core principles of privacy protection: (1) Notice/Awareness; (2) Choice/Consent; (3) Access/Participation; (4) Integrity/Security; and (5) Enforcement/Redress. For a discussion of the FIPPs and the role they play in protecting privacy in the 21st Century, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s site.
Anthony C. Thompson
Senior Agency Official for Privacy
Office of the Executive Director
1155 21st St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20581
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 202-418-5697