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Verification Center Privacy Statement


The E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-347); the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (Pub. L. No. 113-283) (44 U.S.C. 3551-3559); 10 U.S.C. 113, Secretary of Defense; 50 U.S.C. 3038, Responsibilities of Secretary of Defense Pertaining to National Intelligence Program; E.O. 12333, United States Intelligence Activities, as amended; E.O. 13402, Strengthening Federal Efforts to Protect Against Identity Theft, as amended; E.O. 13526, Classified National Security Information; White House Memorandum dated September 20, 2006, Subject: Recommendations for Identity Theft Related Data Breach Notification; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.


To provide breach notification and facilitate the provision of breach mitigation services to individuals affected by the breach of information in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) background investigation databases. DoD will also use the data to respond to breach verification inquiries received from individuals using the link on OPM's website that redirects individuals to a DoD website where they can enter their information to find out if they have been affected by this breach. These records may also be used for tracking, reporting, measuring, and improving the Department's effectiveness in implementing this data breach notification.

Routine Use

In addition to disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, these records may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as follows:

To commercial entities, under contract with DoD, for the sole purpose of verifying addresses of affected individuals in order to provide notification to such individuals.

The DoD applicable Blanket Routine Use(s) are: Law Enforcement Routine Use, Disclosure of Information to the National Archives and Records Administration Routine Use, Disclosure to the Office of Personnel Management Routine Use, Counterintelligence Purpose Routine Use and Data Breach Remediation Purposes Routine Use. View the applicable DoD Blanket Routine Uses policy.


Voluntary. However, failure to provide requested information may prevent or delay DoD's ability to provide breach notification to and facilitate the provision of mitigation services to individuals affected by the breach of information in OPM background investigation databases.

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Expiration Date:

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