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ERIC Number: ED298966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Record Systems and Individual Privacy. Federal Government Information Technology.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report considers the privacy issues raised by the growth of the new technology being applied to the personal information collected, maintained, and disseminated by the Federal Government. Four major areas are addressed: (1) technological developments relevant to government record systems; (2) current and prospective Federal agency use of electronic record systems; (3) the interaction of technology and public law relevant to protecting privacy; and (4) possible policy actions that warrant congressional attention, including amendments to existing laws such as the Privacy Act of 1974, and the establishment of new mechanisms such as a Data Protection Board or Privacy Protection Commission. The text is supplemented by various figures and tables, and bibliographic notes/references are provided. Five appendixes contain supporting materials. (EW)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Disclosure, Federal Government, Government Role, Information Systems, Information Technology, Police Action, Privacy, Public Opinion, Public Policy
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Privacy Act 1974