Privacy Act of 1974

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93RD UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION


An Act
To amend Title 5, United States Code, by adding a Section 552a, to safeguard individual privacy from the misuse of Federal records,
to provide that individuals be granted access to records concerning them which are maintained by Federal agencies,
to establish a Privacy Protection Study Commission, and for other purposes.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.[edit]

This Act may be cited as the ``Privacy Act of 1974´´.



Approved December 31, 1974.


Legislative History[edit]

  • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • No. 93-1415 (Comm. on Government Operations)
  • SENATE REPORTS:
    • No. 93-1183 (Comm. on Government Operations)
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 120 (1974):
    • Nov. 21, considered and passed Senate.
    • Dec. 11, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 16373.
    • Dec. 17, Senate conccured in House amendment with amendments.
    • Dec. 18, House concurred in Senate amendments.
  • WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 11 (1975):
    • Jan. 1, Presidential statement.