Citation[edit | edit source]

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Guidelines for Access, Retention, Use, and Dissemination by the National Counterterrorism Center and Other Agencies of Information in Data Sets Containing Non-Terrorism Information (Mar. 22, 2012) (full-text).

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These Guidelines are established between the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence pursuant to section 102A(b) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, to govern the access, retention, use, and dissemination by NCTC of terrorism information that is contained within datasets maintained within other executive departments or agencies that are identified as including non-terrorism information.

These Guidelines made important updates and modifications to the 2008 version of the Guidelines. These new Guidelines ensure that NCTC has an effective and efficient means of assessing federal agency datasets that are likely to contain significant terrorism information, permit NCTC to use terrorism information for proper purposes subject to multi-layered privacy and civil liberties protections, and establish comprehensive compliance and oversight mechanisms.

These Guidelines do not supersede the arrangements in place under the Memorandum of Agreement for the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG).

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