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ERIC Number: ED144539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Science and Technology: A Data Base Management Approach to Privacy Act Compliance.
The Privacy Act of 1974 (PL 93-579) and guidelines for its implementation impose requirements on Federal agency personal record-keeping practices. This report presents an implementation strategy for the administration of certain Privacy Act requirements with the use of current data base management systems. These requirements are analyzed in the light of data base software functional characteristics, and implementation approaches utilizing commonly available data base management systems are described. As these approaches cannot anticipate every possible situation, they should not be construed as an official standard or legal interpretation regarding the Act's provisions. Rather, they provide tools for efficient and effective computer utilization in Privacy Act compliance by extending routine processing functions to include necessary administrative functions at minimal additional cost. Appendices include references, a summary of requirements of the Act, and tables listing correlations with compliance procedures and data base management system functions for the requirements of data collection, maintenance and use; access; amendment; dispute handling; disclosure; and public notice. (Author/KP)
Descriptors: Agencies, Automation, Civil Liberties, Computer Programs, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Databases, Information Systems, Privacy, Program Development, Standards
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (C13.10:500-10, Stock no. 003-003-01787-6, $1.40)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Privacy Act 1974