File a Privacy Complaint

We take your privacy seriously, and have created a process by which you can formally file a complaint with our Chief Privacy Officer.

We accept written complaints about:

  • How the CFTC collects or uses personal information;
  • How, when, and with whom the CFTC shares personal information;
  • The type(s) and/or amount of personal information the CFTC collects; and
  • Any other concern(s) you may have about how the CFTC handles personal information and/or its impact(s) on personal privacy.

Please keep in mind that privacy-related complaints are separate from Privacy Act requests for access, amendment, or correction.  Filing a complaint does not negate or replace your right to seek judicial relief under the Privacy Act or other federal laws for violations of individual privacy rights.

Submit a Privacy Complaint

In your complaint, please include:

  • Your name;
  • A summary of your complaint or a written description of the specific circumstances;
  • A summary of other steps taken, if any, by you or the CFTC to resolve this complaint; and
  • A preferred method of contact about your complaint – a mailing address, telephone number, email address or fax number.

Complaints can be submitted by email to privacy@cftc.gov. Complaints submitted by mail should be addressed to:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Attn. Privacy Office
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581