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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 0:35:15 to 0:37:15
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Gus Bilirakis

0:34:55 to 0:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: component privacy officer would ensure that privacy considerations are integrated into the decisionmaking process at each of d.h.s.'s components. this body approved this commonsense measure during the previous congress, and i urge my colleagues to continue to support this much-needed legislation so that d.h.s. can effectively protect everyone's

Gus Bilirakis

0:35:15 to 0:37:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:35:17 to 0:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: right to privacy. i reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. bilirakis: yes, mr. i yield self such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for such time as he may consume. mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r.

Gus Bilirakis

0:35:38 to 0:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: 1617, the department of homeland security privacy officer act of 2009. introduced by my committee colleague, chris carney, this bill is identical to h.r. 5170 which passed the house by voice vote last summer. h.r. 1617 directs the secretary of homeland designate a privacy officer in

Gus Bilirakis

0:35:59 to 0:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: each of the department's components, including the transportation security admini immigration service, the immigration and custom enforcement, fema, customs and border protection, the coast guard, the office of intelligence and analysis, the science and technology directorate and the national

Gus Bilirakis

0:36:21 to 0:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: programs directorate. each of these privacy officers would be responsible for implementing t privacy policy at the component level and would report directly to both the component head and the department's chief pricy officer. we can all agree on the importance of ensuring privacy issues are considered and addressed when the department's

Gus Bilirakis

0:36:43 to 0:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: programs are developed and implemented. that's why i'm pleased the department, under former secretary chertoff's leadership, has already taken the step to establish privacy officers it -- at the component level. the bill we're considering today would further strengthen these positions by statutorily mandating them and the roles and the responsibilities.

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:05 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i'd hope the committee will craft an authorization bill for the department this year to address issues such as this one and to ensure the department has all the necessary tools to

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