Privacy Awareness

  • 3 Topics | 13m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
As a federal employee, you have access to citizens' personal information – federally employed or not – and you're responsible for its protection and safe keeping. In this course, you'll learn about Personally Identifiable Information, or PII – what it is, and how to identify it. This includes personal information about both federal employees and private citizens. This course will help federal employees follow federal privacy laws and ensure Fair Information Principles, or FIPs, are followed. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify types of Personally Identifiable Information, or PII
  • identify best practices for handling PII
  • recognize guidelines for working with PII


  • Recognizing Personally Identifiable Information
  • Handling and Protecting Personal Information
  • Knowledge Check: Working with PII