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Correspondence to the Department of Justice, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, may be sent to:

Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
National Place Building
Suite 1000
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20530
By Email

Correspondences by e-mail may be sent to Complaints of privacy and civil liberties violations in connection with the Department’s handling of information may be directed to this email address.

Complaints of Civil Liberties Violations Involving DOJ Employees

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent entity within the Department of Justice that investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct by Department of Justice employees, contractors, and grantees.

Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act directs the Inspector General to review information and receive complaints alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by Department of Justice employees. The OIG has created a special section in its Investigations Division to process these complaints. This section will identify the more serious civil rights and civil liberties allegations and assign them to OIG employees for investigation. The OIG will refer other complaints to Department components for their review and handling.

Individuals who believe that a Department of Justice employee has violated their civil rights or civil liberties may contact the OIG as specified in the following link:

Updated: April 2013
General Information Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
Erika Brown Lee
Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer
Joo Y. Chung
Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974, 2010 Edition
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