Preliminary Privacy Impact Assessment

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TITLE: Public Access Technologies (PAT)

September, 2003

UPI # 025-00-01-02-01-1010-00-305-109

PCAS # 308600

Is this a new or substantially revised electronic information system? If revised, describe revisions.

No. This is a non-system initiative.

If any question does not apply, state not applicable (N/A) for each question and explain why.

I. Describe the information to be collected (e.g., nature and source). Be sure to include any information in an identifiable form, e.g., name, address, social security number or other identifying number or code, telephone number, email address, etc).

This initiative does not involve the collection of information. Public Access Technologies was created as part of an overall management reform strategy to reach out communities and citizens and offer services in places they frequent. This initiative includes the nationwide web-based kiosks which are located in shopping centers, malls, grocery stores, and other public locations - allowing citizens access to basic information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - like ATM machines. For citizens who need more detailed HUD information, or who would like to conduct a business transaction with HUD, HUD Answer Machines, a user-friendly workstation, have been designed for in-office public use.

II. Why is the information being collected (e.g., to determine eligibility)?

N/A/ This initiative does not involve the collection of information.

III. How will the information be used (e.g., to verify existing data)?


IV. Will you share the information with others (e.g., another agency for a programmatic purpose)? If yes, list the entities.

The Public Access Technologies initiative provides a method of disseminating information to citizens about HUD's programs and contacts. At the present time, investigations and preliminary discussions are underway to determine if there is interest within the federal government to partner on the kiosks.

V. Describe what opportunities individuals have been given to decline to provide information or to consent to particular use of the information (e.g., whether individual may withhold permission for a particular use).


VI. How will the information be secured (e.g., administrative and technological controls)?

This project has a Security Plan that was developed in accordance with OMB Bulletin 90-08 guidance.

VII. How will the data be retrieved (e.g., will it be retrieved by a personal identifier such as name, social security number, address, telephone number or some other identifier that is unique to an individual)?