Welcome to the Federal Communications Commission’s Privacy Act web page. Federal law requires us to tell you how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Federal law also limits how we can use your personal information. Protecting the privacy and security of the personal information FCC collects and uses is very important to us. This web page provides information about the various systems of records where your information may be stored, computer matching agreements the FCC has entered into, how to make a Privacy Act Request, and other useful information on how the FCC complies with the Privacy Act of 1974.

Systems of Records

The Privacy Act defines a System of Records as “a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual.” 5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(5). Federal agencies are required to make the public aware of what Systems of Records they maintain. The table below lists and provides links to the Commission’s System of Records Notices.

Systems of Records Federal Register Publication Date
FCC-1 Outreach 8/18/2021
FCC-2 Business Contacts and Certifications 7/29/2021
FCC/CGB-1 Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance 8/15/2014
FCC/CGB-2 Comment Filing System (ECFS) 4/5/2006
FCC/CGB-3 National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program 1/19/2012
FCC/CGB-4 ITRS-URD Program 2/9/2015
FCC/CGB-5 CGB Stakeholder Database 7/19/2016
FCC/EB-5 Enforcement Bureau Activity Tracking System (EBATS) 12/14/2010
FCC/IB-1 International Bureau Filing System 8/6/2021
FCC/MB-1 Ownership Reports for Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations 10/19/2016
FCC/MB-2 Broadcast Station Public Inspection Files 5/31/2012
FCC/OCBO-1 Small Business Contacts Database 4/16/2021
FCC/OET-1 Experimental Radio Station License Files 6/11/2019
FCC/OET-2 Equipment Authorization Records and Files 4/5/2006
FCC/OGC-3 Adjudication of Internal Complaints against Employees 2/22/2018
FCC/OGC-5 Pending Civil Cases 3/7/2018
FCC/OIG-3 Investigative Files 8/26/2011
FCC/OLA-1 Legislative Management Tracking System (LMTS) 4/28/2011
FCC/OMD-2 Labor Relations and Employee Performance Files 3/12/2021
FCC/OMD-3 Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Membership Files 11/9/2020
FCC/OMD-7 FCC Employee Transit Benefit and Parking Permit Programs 3/25/2016
FCC/OMD-12 Integrated Library System (ILS) Records 5/1/2019
FCC/OMD-13 Data Quality Comments 10/15/2018
FCC/OMD-15 Employee Locator System 4/5/2006
FCC/OMD-16 Personnel Security Files 9/8/21
FCC/OMD-17 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act Requests 8/26/2016
FCC/OMD-18 Telephone Call Details 3/10/2017
FCC/OMD-23 Cadapult Space Management System (CSMS) 9/16/2010
FCC/OMD-24 Physical Access Control System (PACS) 9/25/2006
FCC/OMD-25 Financial Operations Information System (FOIS) 10/6/2016
FCC/OMD-28 Time and Attendance Records (correction notice - 09/07/2011) 8/19/2011
FCC/OMD-29 Motor Vehicle Management Program (MVMP) 5/18/2020
FCC/OMD-30 FCC Visitors Database 5/30/2012
FCC/OMD-31 Private or Civil Injury Claimants 8/27/2020
FCC/OMD-32 FCC Telework Program 7/8/2021
FCC/OMD-33 Ensuring Workplace Health and Safety in Response to a Public Health Emergency 6/22/2021
FCC/OSP-1 Broadband Dead Zone Rpt & Consumer Broadband Test 7/14/2011
FCC/OWD-1 Reasonable Accommodation Requests 2/11/2019
FCC/OWD-2 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program 4/10/2019
FCC/PSHSB-1 FCC Emergency and Continuity Alerts and Contacts System (ECACS) 8/3/2021
FCC/PSHSB-2 PSHSB Contact Database 1/10/2012
FCC/WCB-1 Lifeline Program 2/25/2021
FCC/WCB-2 Toll Free Number Auction System 10/11/2019
FCC/WCB-3 Emergency Broadband Benefit Program 2/25/2021
FCC/WCB-4 Consumer Challenge Process 3/9/2021
FCC/WCB-5 Robocall Mitigation Database 5/18/2021
FCC/WTB-1 Wireless Services Licensing Records 4/5/2006
FCC/WTB-5 Application Review List for Present or Former Licensees, Operators, or Unlicensed Persons Operating Radio Equipment Improperly 4/5/2006
FCC/WTB-6 Archival Radio Operator Records 4/5/2006
FCC/WTB-7 Licensing and Related Support Services 3/16/2021

Government-wide Systems of Records

In addition to the Commission's systems of records there are also government-wide Systems of Records. These government-wide Systems of Records represent instances in which a Federal agency has published a System of Records that covers that type of information for all Federal agencies. Thus the FCC does not have to publish its own System of Records Notices if the categories of information and the individuals whose information is included are covered by a Government-wide Systems of Records Notice.

Exemptions to the Privacy Act

The following Systems of Records are totally or partially exempt from Subsections (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I) and (f) of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and from 47 CFR §§ 0.554-0.557 of FCC Rules:

Computer Matching Agreements

Below is a table of the FCC’s Computer Matching Agreements, their corresponding Federal Register Notices and the FCC’s Annual Computer Matching Reviews and Reports.

Source Agency Matching Agreement Matching Notice Effective Date
Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology Lifeline
Renewal
85 FR 15170 10/19/21
EBBP 86 FR 17836 5/6/21
Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency Lifeline 85 FR 62728 11/4/20
EBBP 86 FR 17838 5/6/21
Georgia Department of Human Services, Department of Children and Family Services Lifeline
Renewal
84 FR 24141 11/24/20
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 14430 4/15/21
Iowa Department of Human Services Lifeline
Renewal
84 FR 24141 11/24/20
EBBP 86 FR 17835 5/6/21
Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 44363 9/13/21
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Family Support Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 32928 7/23/21
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 17841 5/6/21
Minnesota Department of Human Services Lifeline 85 FR 62728 11/4/20
EBBP 86 FR 32036 7/16/21
Mississippi Department of Human Services Lifeline
Renewal
85 FR 15170 10/19/21
EBBP 86 FR 44020 9/10/21
Missouri Department of Social Services Lifeline 86 FR 13372 4/7/21
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Lifeline 85 FR 28633 6/12/20
EBBP 86 FR 32927 7/23/21
New Mexico Human Services Department Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 32929 7/23/21
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Lifeline 86 FR 13372 4/7/21
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Lifeline 86 FR 13372 4/7/21
EBBP 86 FR 12445 4/2/21
Puerto Rico Department of the Family Lifeline & EBBP 86 FR 17837 5/6/21
South Carolina Department of Social Services Lifeline
Renewal
84 FR 55952 4/20/21
Tennessee Department of Human Services Lifeline 86 FR 13372 4/7/21
EBBP 86 FR 32037 7/16/21
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Lifeline and EBBP 86 FR 14426 4/15/21
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lifeline 85 FR 8588 3/16/20
Lifeline and EBBP 86 FR 44021 9/10/21
Utah Department of Workforce Services Lifeline
Renewal
85 FR 15170 10/19/21
EBBP 86 FR 16597 4/29/21
Virginia Department of Social Services Lifeline
Renewal
84 FR 55952 4/20/21
EBBP 86 FR 36744 8/12/21
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Economic Services Administration Lifeline
Renewal
84 FR 55952 4/20/21
Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Department of Revenue Lifeline 85 FR 34628 7/6/20
EBBP 86 FR 17391 5/3/21

Data Integrity Board’s Annual Matching Activity Review and Reports

As directed by OMB Circular A-108, the Commission’s Data Integrity Board’s Annual Matching Activity Review and Reports for fiscal years FY 2016 – FY 2020 submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

How to Make a Privacy Act Request

Individuals may request access to or amendment of records pertaining to themselves and maintained within a Commission system of records, in accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a. Certain exemptions and limitations apply. See 47 CFR Subpart E, Privacy Act Regulations.

To make a Privacy Act request, complete and submit a FCC Privacy Identity Affirmation Form to:

Or via mail at:

Privacy Team
Office of General Counsel
Federal Communications Commission
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554

FCC Privacy Act Implementation Rules

The implementation of the FCC's Rules promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(f) of the Privacy Act are found at 47 CFR Sections 0.551 – 0.561.

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

Contact Information

For questions on the FCC’s implementation of the Privacy Act or to file a Privacy Act request, please contact:

Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP)
Margaret Drake
Privacy Legal Advisor
Bahareh Moradi
Privacy Analyst
Lori Alexiou
Federal Communications Commission
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554
Privacy@fcc.gov