The following are training opportunities within the Office of Privacy and Open Government.

Open Government
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Privacy Act (PA)
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)  


Directives Management  


        Upcoming Events  

      Federal Privacy Summit
      Tuesday, December 12, 2017
      U.S. Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
      Washington, D.C. 20590

      More information to come.


      HHS Symposium: “Data Privacy in the Digital Age”

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presents “Data Privacy in the Digital Age,” a Symposium featuring Latanya Sweeney as a Keynote Speaker and a slate of panelists who are privacy thought leaders from academia, government, and industry.  Panelists will discuss privacy concerns on topics ranging from internet-connected devices and electronic medical records to big data analytics and blockchain technology.  Conference attendees will be drawn from privacy professionals across the Federal Government, industry, and academia. Additionally, CIPP-, CIPM-, and CIPT-certified individuals will be eligible to receive up to 6 CPE credits for attending the event.

      Date:  Thursday, October 26, 2017
      Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST
      Location:  Hubert H. Humphrey Building
      200 Independence Ave, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20201
      Remote Access:  TBD

      To register for the “Data Privacy in the Digital Age” Symposium, please email with your Name, Institutional Affiliation, and Email Address by Thursday, October 12. Seating for the event is limited. Please state if you prefer to attend in person or remotely. A link for the event will be distributed to registrants when it becomes available.

      To obtain further information or request a reasonable accommodation, please email:


      Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology

      The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education will co-host an Education Technology Workshop to examine how the Federal Trade Commission’s Rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to schools and intersects with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
      Date:  Friday, December 1, 2017
      Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST
      Location:  Constitution Center
      400 7th St., SW
      Washington, D.C.

      Remote Access: Live webcast available on the FTC’s website


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Office of Privacy and Open Government
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Page last updated:October 24, 2017