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Home > Privacy and Government > Privacy Law Governing the Government Sector > U.S. Federal Government Policies > OMB Memorandum No. 99-18

OMB Memorandum No. M-99-18

On June 2, 1999, the Office of Management and Budget issued Memorandum M-99-18 directing agencies to post privacy policies on their principal Web sites, any known major entry points, and any Web page where substantial personal information is collected from the public. The privacy policy must state what information is being collected, why it is being collected, and how the agency will use the information. Privacy policies must be clearly labeled and easily accessed when an individual visits a Web site.


Internet Privacy: Agencies' Efforts to Implement OMB's Privacy Policy General Accounting Office (September 5, 2000)

Memorandum No. M-99-18, Privacy Policies on Federal Web Sites, Jacob J. Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget (June 2, 1999)

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