C.2.5.1 - Debt collection
Debt Collection supports activities associated with the collection of money owed to the United States government from both foreign and domestic sources.
The recommended security categorization for debt collection information is as follows:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of debt collection information on the ability of responsible agencies to properly and efficiently collect money owed to the United States government from both foreign and domestic sources. The consequences of unauthorized disclosure of debt collection information are generally dependent on the identity of the debtor and of the nature and value of the debt being collected. Typically, unauthorized disclosure of debt collection information will have only a limited adverse effect on agency operations, assets, or individuals. Special Factors Affecting Confidentiality Impact Determination: Where more sensitive information is involved, it will commonly be personal information subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, information that is proprietary to a corporation or other organization, or information that is politically sensitive by a foreign government. The Privacy Act Information provisional impact levels are documented in the Personal Identity and Authentication information type. Such information will often be associated with debt collection processes. Where the amount of the debt is significant, and unauthorized knowledge might imperil successful collection, then the 30 associated confidentiality impact assigned to debt collection information might be moderate (or even high in the case of extremely high dollar value cases). Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: The provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for debt collection information is moderate.
The integrity impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to detect the modification or destruction of information. Therefore, the consequences of unauthorized modification or destruction of debt collection information depend on the type of property being managed and on the immediacy with which the information is expected to be used. Special Factors Affecting Integrity Impact Determination: If the modified or destroyed information is substantive financial data, there is a greater potential for harm to result from actions being taken based on incomplete or false information. This can have serious adverse effects on individual financial actions with consequent loss of revenue from, or other unanticipated consequences regarding the personal property under disposition. The severity of the consequences depends on the type of the debt and of the debtor but would be most likely be moderate. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for debt collection information is low.
The availability impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to re-establish access to the debt collection information. Most Federal debt collection processes are tolerant of delays. Also, the consequences of temporary inability to access information concerning foreign or domestic debt will be minimal. Recommended Availability Impact Level: The provisional availability impact level recommended for debt collection information is low.