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Privacy Act of 1974

USC Title 5, Part I, Chapter 5, Subchapter II, §552a

Description: This Act protects certain federal government records pertaining to individuals. In particular, the Act covers systems of records that an agency maintains and retrieves by an individual's name or other personal identifier, such as a Social Security Number.


Publication Date: 1974-12-31

Fiscal Year: 1974

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Items Authorized by Privacy Act of 1974

Items Amending Privacy Act of 1974

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