Ms. Rahilly implements policies, procedures and initiatives that foster public trust in ICE by protecting personal privacy and enhancing the quality of personal data held by the agency. She is responsible for ICE's compliance with federal privacy laws, ensuring that information sharing policies and agreements provide appropriate protections for personal information, and training agency personnel on privacy issues.
Prior to her position as privacy officer, Ms. Rahilly was on assignment to the FBI, serving as the privacy and civil liberties officer and special assistant to the director of the U.S. Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). Among other responsibilities, she oversaw privacy and civil liberties issues. Ms. Rahilly established TSC's first privacy compliance program and the interagency redress process for persons submitting complaints about the terrorist watch list. She also provided counsel and advice on appropriate collection and use of personal data and responded to public, media and Congressional inquiries pertaining to privacy.
Ms. Rahilly has also served as deputy privacy officer and assistant chief counsel for information law at the Transportation Security Administration, and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ms. Rahilly earned her bachelor's degree in political science at Mary Washington College and her law degree at George Washington University Law School.