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Privacy Impact Assessment
What We Do
What We Do
The West Virginia State Privacy Office serves the citizens of the State by managing the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) collected and maintained by Executive Branch agencies.
The State Privacy Office assists West Virginia State Government Departments in the Executive Branch by:
Facilitating development and issuance of Executive Branch Privacy Policies
Answering privacy questions from all Departments
Leading the Privacy Management Team (PMT)
Working to ensure there is a Privacy Officer in every Department
Ensuring the Privacy Officer understands his or her role and responsibilities within the Department Providing training
Providing assistance and support as needed.
The West Virginia Executive Branch Privacy Program balances an individual’s right of privacy against others' need and right of access to PII.
The Privacy Program is based upon these six
, consistent with law and policy:
Minimum Necessary and Limited Use
Placing a focus on upholding privacy standards decreases the risk of unauthorized access to PII and fosters trust among the government and the residents of the state. Generally, the State Privacy Office does not provide direct service to consumers, but offers a list of available resources here: