Effective January 19, 2017,  an update to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will require certain contractors that provide services to the federal government to train their employees on privacy.  New contracts into which the federal government enters with contractors will include privacy training requirements. In addition, the rule requires contractors to flow down privacy training requirements to their subcontractors.

The rule applies to contractors that:

  1. Handle Personally Identifiable Information;
  2. Have access to a system of records; or
  3. Design, develop, maintain or operate a system of records.