The Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) (also called a Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP))
|“||has overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the agency’s implementation and compliance with respect to information privacy protections, including the agency’s full compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to privacy. The SAOP/CPO also has a central policy-making role at the agency and is involved in all activities that involve personally identifiable information.||”|
Department of Homeland Security
"[W]hen the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) was created in 2002, its establishing legislation included a specific statute to establish a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) with a wide range of privacy powers. This was the first statutorily mandated CPO with extensive authority to oversee privacy in a U.S. government agency."