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Privacy Act

  • By: Robert Gellman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) is a federal law that requires each federal agency to follow privacy and records management rules for most compilations of personal information maintained by the agency. Changes in information technology have made significant ...

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