Summary: S.1732 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/18/2011)

Privacy Act Modernization for the Information Age Act of 2011 - Amends provisions of federal law relating to privacy protections, including the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002, to revise and expand such protections, including by: (1) redefining "system of records" to include any records maintained by, or otherwise under the control of, any federal agency and "routine use," with respect to the disclosure of a record, as the use of such record for a purpose that is compatible with the purpose for which it was collected and that is appropriate and reasonably necessary for the efficient and effective conduct of goverment; (2) expanding agency requirements for collecting, maintaining, and disclosing information on individuals to require the creation of a centralized website maintained by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) containing system of records notices and related privacy information; and (3) revising and increasing civil and criminal penalties for violations of privacy requirements.

Sets forth a new Federal Information Privacy Policy defining the authority and functions of the OMB Director and agency responsibilities with respect to privacy protections.  Establishes: (1) the position of Federal Chief Privacy Officer in OMB, and (2) a Chief Privacy Officers Council to develop best practices for agency privacy policies.

Amends the National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 to expand the authority of agency privacy or civil liberties officers to investigate violations of privacy law.