This TBS guide focuses on consultation in the preparation of federal information exchange agreements involving the exchange or exchange of personal data. TBS used some of the privacy principles and practices mentioned in the Subcommittee on Data Protection document, so we would like to thank the subcommittee for its innovative work in this area. If the objective cannot be achieved using unidentifiable personal data, institutions should explore alternative approaches to reduce or eliminate data protection risks. Institutions should only consider discretionary disclosures when they are authorized by federal law and have a clear and justified purpose. The need for the recipient to obtain the information should not be confused with administrative comfort; It should be clear that personal data is directly related to a program or activity that the recipient is responsible for managing. The underlying principle is that personal information should not be disclosed solely because it would be useful or “nice to know”. Disclosure of personal data means that one or both parties can communicate or collect personal data. Given the impact it has on privacy, institutions should consider whether there are other approaches to the exchange of personal data with other institutions.