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Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974

Prepared by the Office of Information and Privacy in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), it is updated and expanded each year. Any inquiry about the Privacy Act's provisions should be made to individual agency Privacy Act officers in conjunction with use of this "Overview." Particularly important Privacy Act policy/litigation questions, or questions concerning the OMB Guidelines, may be directed to Maya A. Bernstein, Policy Analyst, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, at (202) 395-3785.


Last Updated December 21, 1998

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