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ERIC Number: ED105859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-31
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Public Law 93-579, 93rd Congress, S. 3418. "Privacy Act of 1974".
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
For the announced purpose of protecting the privacy of individuals identified in information systems maintained by Federal agencies, Public Law 93-579 regulates the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of personal information by the agencies. The act enables an individual to determine what records are being kept; to have access to them, obtain a copy, and correct them; prevent their dissemination for improper purposes; and sue for damages when these rights are violated. Agencies are permitted to keep records for lawful purposes and to disseminate them as required by statute. Requirements for government contractors are spelled out, along with requirements for notice and publication. An annual report to the Congress is mandated. A Privacy Protection Study Commission is established to oversee the act. (SK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974