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For the federal [[intelligence community]], protected information includes [[information]] about “United States persons” as defined in [[Executive Order 12333]]. Protected information may also include other [[information]] that the U.S. government expressly determines by Executive Order, international agreement, or other similar instrument should be covered.
 
For the federal [[intelligence community]], protected information includes [[information]] about “United States persons” as defined in [[Executive Order 12333]]. Protected information may also include other [[information]] that the U.S. government expressly determines by Executive Order, international agreement, or other similar instrument should be covered.
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The definition of protected information may also include legal protections that are not strictly related to [[privacy]]. For example, [[information]] relating to the exercise of rights under the [[First Amendment]] may be subject to [[constitutional]] protections. For the [[Intelligence Community]], information about U.S. corporations or associations that does not reveal [[personally identifiable information]] may nonetheless be subject to protection under [[Executive Order 12333]]. However, it is anticipated that in most cases, protections will focus on [[personally identifiable information]] about U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.
   
 
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Revision as of 06:52, 21 February 2011

Definition

Protected information is information about United States citizens and lawful permanent residents that is subject to information privacy or other legal protections under the Constitution and laws of the United States. For local, state, and tribal governments, it would include applicable state and tribal constitutions and local, state, and tribal laws, ordinances, and codes.

Overview

For the federal intelligence community, protected information includes information about “United States persons” as defined in Executive Order 12333. Protected information may also include other information that the U.S. government expressly determines by Executive Order, international agreement, or other similar instrument should be covered.

The definition of protected information may also include legal protections that are not strictly related to privacy. For example, information relating to the exercise of rights under the First Amendment may be subject to constitutional protections. For the Intelligence Community, information about U.S. corporations or associations that does not reveal personally identifiable information may nonetheless be subject to protection under Executive Order 12333. However, it is anticipated that in most cases, protections will focus on personally identifiable information about U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

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