FAA1.A Background and Introduction : 04 Confidentiality - Overview
Confidentiality - Overview
(01/01/20 –12/31/20)
All information in any FAA record (case file(g), secured system, etc.), or known to employees, contractors, volunteers, or temporary employees is confidential and protected by confidentiality rules, laws and policies.
Confidential information must not be released or discussed with individuals not included in the budgetary unit unless authorized by the PI(g) or representative. The individual contacting FAA must be authenticated(g) prior to releasing confidential case information or as listed in the following policies:
Any unauthorized or unofficial access, review or release of confidential information by employees, contractors, volunteers, or temporary employees is a breach of confidentiality.
Any breach of confidentiality must be reviewed to determine whether a data security violation exists. Complete a Notice of Security Incident Form (J‑126) and submit it to the Information Risk Management (IRM) and FAA Data Security.
Any improper release or misuse of confidential information will be subject to disciplinary action.
An employee, contractor, volunteer or temporary employee who is determined to be in breach of confidentiality will be subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension, dismissal, and civil or criminal prosecution.
NOTE Under Arizona Revised Statute §18-552 - Notification for Compromised Personal information, the customer will be notified of the breach of confidentiality.
Policy and procedures regarding confidential information are outlined as follows: