Each day, NSA reinforces public trust and confidence by leading the integration of civil liberties and privacy protections throughout the agency and strengthening initiatives to be more transparent with the public. In doing so, NSA upholds civil liberties and privacy values while protecting America and its allies through our Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT). Additionally, as part of As a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community, NSA builds systematic and holistic civil liberties and privacy processes into agency activities, while ensuring NSA leaders are advised on civil liberties and privacy issues.
In support of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) Intelligence Community Transparency Principles, NSA communicates with the public, overseers, and stakeholders to ensure information is publicly available to enhance their understanding of the Agency’s civil liberties and privacy protections.
NSA collaborates with all three branches of the U.S. Government including elected officials, Members of Congress, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and other federal agencies to ensure it accomplishes key national security missions in defense of the nation while operating within its authorities. Equally important, NSA’s discussions with experts among civil liberties and privacy groups and with the public and private sector help the agency to better understand their concerns and to bring best privacy practices from government and industry to NSA, adapting them to meet unique mission needs.